I mentioned to some of you that a very special performance would be occurring at the training center in advance of our swearing-in, and it was truly special!  The musician who performed a private show for the July 2010 Peace Corps Mali stage was Vieux Farka Toure – one of the most well-known musicians that hails from Mali.  His father, Al Farka Toure is another very well-known Malian musician – and its clear that the talent is hereditary.  I was incredibly impressed by his performance and enjoyed the jazzy beats.  You might notice on his Web site that one of his last gigs was the World Cup Concert!