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Mali’s Most Beautiful Voice, Salif Keïta Announces Retirement from Music

The “most beautiful voice of Mali” announces its withdrawal from the recording studios. Salif Keïta , the author of the hit hit “Africa”, after unveiling his new album ‘Talè’ said he would not return to the studio for a complete album, but does not forbid some collaborations with friends .

Collaborations with artists such as Yemi Alade from Nigeria, Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo and young rapper Abd Al Malik from Paris (France) have been announced. This album, would be the last of his career.

The singer made this statement a few hours before his concert at La Grande Halle in La Villette, as part of the Jazz festival in La Villette. An opportunity that rhymed with the celebration of the 50-year career of the Malian artist.

With an exceptional career, the singer has, it must be emphasized, throughout his career led the fight against prejudices around albinism.

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A successful bet for the artist who used his voice to destroy the labels often associated with this genetic disease of which he is a victim. The artist besides the music was also present on the humanitarian aspect notably through the World Salif Keïta Foundation .

“Thanks to my foundation, I was able to help other albinos. Not only at home in Mali, but everywhere in Africa and even in the United States. I was able to provide assistance to many individuals by providing sunscreen, sunglasses, and sun cover clothing. My ultimate goal now, one that I’m working hard for, is to raise money to build a hospital that will specifically meet the needs of albinos, “the artist said in an interview last June. Salif Keïta remains one of the great voices of the African continent.

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