Spot On Mali Music are proud to present the 12 artists, who have been selected to participate in the showcase festival, Spot On Mali Music, which takes place at Maison des Jeunes in Bamako on January 8 & 9.
The artists were selected by a jury in Mali and abroad, and out of 35 artists we managed to find the 12 artists, who will be presented on stage at the festival. 8 were selected through a national search for talent, and 4 were the winners at special Pre-Spot Selections held in Bamako, where two from each of two music schools were selected. The schools are CAMM - The National Music Conservatory - and I.N.A. The National Arts Institute.
These are the artists:
Coumba Sira Koita
Madou Sidiki Diabaté
We are extremely grateful towards all the artists, who responded to our invitation to send videoclips and other material to us, and we were humbled by the task of selecting between a number of extremely exciting artists, who proved to us, that Mali is as rich as ever, when it comes to it's music and talent.
The festival in Bamako is free. If you are in the lovely city, please come by Maison des Jeunes.