Paul Simon Looks Back on the Anniversary of the Amazing “Graceland”

Rena Silverman National Geographic

These days Paul Simon enjoys music from Mali, which he discovered two years ago in his continual lookout for new sounds. Twenty-five years ago, it was music from South Africa that caught the attention of the singer-songwriter, who reached international acclaim with his 1986 solo album, Graceland, the most commercially successful of his career. 

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