Wednesday, April 20 2011
Owiny Sigoma Band is less dazzling than albums that construct themselves around cresting horns, monumental voices and a series of climaxes and dramas. The charm of it lives in its corduroy texture.
Sunday, October 7 2007
When I heard about the struggle Extra Golden went through to get their first album done, I didn't seriously think they would make a second one.
Tuesday, July 31 2007
In their explosiveness they're closer to David Fanshawe's field recordings of East African rural music, the hooting bung'o horn and so forth, than the tidier benga from Shirati Jazz.