Thursday, November 18 2010
Not sure where to proceed from Tinariwen? The Rough Guide sorts it all out for you
Wednesday, October 6 2010
What's unfamiliar here is Arby herself, driving everything forward at a coruscating pace.
Wednesday, February 24 2010
This is a deep, darkly beautiful work, and the kind of interplay between these two men is exceedingly rare in any type of music.
Sunday, May 31 2009
Fondo is not world music so much as music from the world.
Monday, September 8 2008
An album that is paradoxically almost redundant and almost perfect.
Sunday, November 11 2007
If Kouyaté is trying to turn himself into the Diabaté of the ngoni, an innovator who takes ancient instruments and tunes and moves them forward, then he's going about it in the right way.
Monday, May 28 2007
Twenty-two track compilation covers eight decades of blues music, from Mamie Smith to Ali Farke Touré, with mixed results.