Not sure if anyone is a fan in here, by in case you missed it, Salif Keita recently put out a new record that has been generating a lot of press. Billboard called it "… one of the top world music releases of 2006" and the New York Times said “..Keita’s voice leaps out of every song with tender urgency…”. There is some music on this site (http://www.giantstep.net/releases/1026). I believe he is touring as well. Good to see a world artist making some headway against the Chili Peppers and Idol contestants of the world.