Bassekou Kouyate is celebrating the release of his album ‚Jama ko‘ with the launch of his brandnew video ‚Jama ko‘. The video is a cry for tollerance and peace. Bassekou invited the Christian community, Muslims, Touareg friends like Manny Ansar (head of the festival au desert), the tailor from next door and many other people to celebrate the open spirit of Mali. Bassekou launched the video on TV in Bamako on Africable and ORTM to spread the message.
The situation for musicians in Bamako is still difficult since the government has proclaimed a state of emergency. Public concerts and all large gatherings are being postponed until the situation has calmed down.