In conjunction with Oxfam, Malian musician Afel Bocoum was joined in Mali by Damon Albarn for a special performance from the album Mali Music.
Available on YouTube are two recordings of Mali Music Unplugged. The classic Mali Music track "Bamako City" and a completely new track "Bamako". Plus Afel Bocoum himself explains the issues facing his homeland and neighboring countries.
18 million people urgently need food and water in the drought-struck Sahel region including Mali.Together at http://www.sahel2012.org we are demanding world leaders act now to provide food and water and invest in long-term solutions to ensure this never happens again. Add your voice here: http://www.sahel2012.org