Friday, October 10 2014
A razor-sharp group of six instrumentalists founded by a Californian who plays djeli n'goni and guitar.
Monday, October 6 2014
The Saharan band Tinariwen have been going strong since coming to international acclaim in the late ‘90s, playing the largest music festivals in the world and receiving a Grammy in 2012 for the album Tassili.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
Pioneers of West African trance-rock release their best album in years.
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.