Malian Singer's New Video Shows 4 Generations of Women Standing Up for Peace and Freedom

Malian-French soul pop singer Inna Modja shares the music video for “Tombouctou,” her latest single off the upcoming Motel Bamako album. The visuals, shot in Bamako at Malick Sidibé‘s studio, follow the aesthetic of the iconic Malian photographer’s black-and-white 1960s portraits. “The song ‘Tombouctou’ is about praying for peace in Mali & bringing awareness to women’s condition in the North of Mali,” the Paris-based singer explains to Okayafrica. “I’ve known Malick Sidibé my entire life. He shot pictures of my parents in the 60s and my family since the 80s. I couldn’t think of a better place than his studio to shoot this video empowering women. He’s been taking pictures of Malian youth & women for decades. In the video, by sitting next to my mother, grand-mother and nieces, I wanted... read more
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Malian Singer's New Video Shows 4 Generations of Women Standing Up for Peace and Freedom