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Wednesday, February 12 2014

Tinariwen: Emmaar

Pioneers of West African trance-rock release their best album in years.


Monday, July 15 2013

Various Artists: Live from Festival au Desert 2012

Performing under the shadow of a government clampdown.


Sunday, February 12 2012

Sibiri Samake: Dambe Foli

System Krush has done the right thing and given us tracks that are long.


Thursday, September 1 2011

Mamani Keita: Gagner L’Argent Français

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

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends

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: Bimogow

Madina N'Diaye plays an elegant kora.


Sunday, July 24 2011

Sorry Bamba: Volume One 1970 - 1979

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

Boubacar Traoré: Mali Denhou

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: Donso

Donso has a happy-kora feel -- golden and intricate.


Wednesday, October 6 2010

Khaïra Arby: Timbuktu Tarab

What's unfamiliar here is Arby herself, driving everything forward at a coruscating pace.


Salif Keita: La Différence (Reviews) [1.Sep.10]
Tinariwen: 19.Feb.2010 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [13.Apr.10]
Oumou Sangaré: Seya (Reviews) [20.Sep.09]
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Red Earth (Reviews) [10.Dec.07]
Tinariwen: Aman Iman (Reviews) [15.Mar.07]
Desert Trance (Columns) [7.Dec.06]
Tartit: Abacabok (Reviews) [9.Nov.06]
Tinariwen: Amassakoul (Reviews) [4.Jan.05]
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