Sunday, June 27, 2010

Baaba Maal at the Hollywood Bowl

Reed Johnson reviews Baaba Maal's performance at the Hollywood Bowl.
No continent has parented more musical children than Africa, and its progeny were out in force on Father's Day at the Hollywood Bowl.
Never mind that many of these creative offspring — reggae, blues, gospel, beat-happy electronica — make their primary homes in distant parts of the planet. Sunday's ebullient concert, headlined by the veteran Senegalese sonic nomad Baaba Maal, reminded us that in today's digitalized global village of file-sharing and YouTube, African music lives everywhere.
Everywhere, at least, where rhythm rules.
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