Here's another cool showcase from GlobalFEST, the gift that keeps on giving. We had heard about Alif Naaba from a former Linker from Burkina Faso. She wrote and said "keep an eye out for this guy, he's good!" Well she was right, and he is. As usual it's hard to get good footage when there are lights flashing directly into the camera lens, but it's worth it to hear an artist who has not gotten much coverage in the USA. In his homeland, Naaba is known as the "prince with bare feet." As you'll hear, he has a lovely voice, and here sings in Mooré. His songs are mostly topical and socially conscious; something we love here at Link.
NEXT WEEK: A very special interview with David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet!