2012 breakout act Alabama Shakes took to the stage at 30 Rock for a performance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Led by the powerful vocals of Brittany Howard, the rockabilly soul band performed “Hold On” from the debut album Boys & Girls and “Always Alright” from the Silver Linings Playbook soundtrack.
In hopes to heal and unite the violence-stricken Mali, singer Fatoumata Diawara brought together a “supergroup” of Malian music talent to sing “Mali-Ko” (Peace). Participants include Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangare, Vieux Farka Toure, Khaira Arby, and Toumani Diabate.
Rapper Tabu put out a smooth old-school feeling track called “Northern Lights.” The catchy sped up flow effortlessly glides over none other than a Madlib beat.
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