Monday, July 15 2013
Performing under the shadow of a government clampdown.
Sunday, February 12 2012
System Krush has done the right thing and given us tracks that are long.
Thursday, September 1 2011
The Malian singer stays steady and firm at the centre while the Frenchman roams baroque around her, fascinated by her ringing treelike isolation.
Monday, August 29 2011
The boundary for this compilation is huge, and surrounds all of Africa, a continent with more guitarists and guitar styles than anyone can easily count.
Monday, August 22 2011
Madina N'Diaye plays an elegant kora.
Sunday, July 24 2011
It's starting to feel -- heady delusion -- as if the rest of the globe is going to be able to relive 1970s West Africa completely just by bouncing from label to label.
Sunday, June 12 2011
The sound of a man in no hurry and his patient guitar, which is less imperious than the guitar of Touré.
Wednesday, December 1 2010
Donso has a happy-kora feel -- golden and intricate.
Wednesday, October 6 2010
What's unfamiliar here is Arby herself, driving everything forward at a coruscating pace.
Wednesday, September 1 2010
The sound is so steady and so fluid that it might have turned to mush if it didn't have so many strong and piquant things bearing it up.