dj.henri has long specialized in the music of West Africa and the Saharan Maghreb, opening for Vieux Farka Toure five times, Salif Keita three times, Fatoumata Diawara, Mdou Moctar, Tinariwen, Bombino, Rokia Traore, and Habib Koite. He’s been booked at the Apollo Theater, SummerStage, B.B. King’s, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, Brooklyn Bowl, and many other venues. For several years, he opened “Desert Blues” shows for the World Music Institute. His station Radio Africa Online is the longest-running African all-music station online, he writes a column for, and his podcast, Radio Africa Online Mixes, is featured in Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and elsewhere, enjoying 40 terabytes of traffic annually.

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