Young Tuareg desert blues rockers Tamikrest follow up their critically acclaimed debut album Adagh with Toumastin.
Music always is a borderline experience. Especially when not only stylistically boundaries are shifting, but the centres of musical creativity are moving.
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This year our man on the ground is James Barrie, aka the Global Souljah. Join him as he checks out the best of this global scene and then drinks all the free wine
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ngoni, the small plucked lute said to be a forerunner of the banjo is most often found taking a support rôle to the guitar or kora. But it wasn’t always thus, and the world’s leading exponent has just released a new album that aims to bring the instrument — and the Bamana tradition from which it hails — firmly back centre stage
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2007 is shaping up to be the year of the Touareg takeover. Fortunately the appetite for
the heavy, bluesy, desert rock made famous by Tinariwen is matched by the supply of fine bands.
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“I want to show how far I can push the improvisation, I aim for sheer technical brilliance.”
Continue reading Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra – Boulevard de l’Independence
Tiken Jah Fakoly is following in Alpha Blondy’s footsteps producing
reggae that’s passionate and angry with a contemporary message from Africa
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