Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Rough Guide To The Music Of Mali

Bruce Elder reviews The Rough Guide To The Music Of Mali.
The music of Mali has everything. Compulsive, mesmerising modern rhythms (Amadou & Mariam's La Realite), sweet traditional ballads (Habib Koite & Bamada's Mali Ba and Rokia Traore's Kanan Neni), glorious finely plucked African stringed instruments (gasp at Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate's Simbo), the roots of the blues (Afel Bocoum's sonorous Ali Farka), exciting ensembles from clubs and dance halls (Babani Kone's Djeli Baba) and the rap rebel sounds of the desert revolutionaries (Tinariwen's Arawan).
Read More
Please Visit Echoes of the Land aStore

No comments: