Sunday, February 12 2012
System Krush has done the right thing and given us tracks that are long.
Wednesday, November 2 2011
Question Mark is not Fela Kuti, not Victor Uwaifo, not trying to rewrite musical history, just contributing to it.
Tuesday, April 12 2011
Presented with a simple problem -- "How do you make people dance?" -- we find 15 ways to respond, all of them different and none of them wrong.
Monday, November 22 2010
The world needs to comprehend the complex, bloody history of the so-called 'Dark Continent', with all its attendant ironies and contradictions.
Tuesday, August 17 2010
The time period covered on these discs should be familiar territory to aficionados of African retrospective compilations, even if some of the bands have been so underexposed outside Africa that they feel like newcomers.
Thursday, January 28 2010
Thirteen songs, 55 minutes, and a time frame stretching from 1960 to the end of the '70s were never going to leave us with anything more than a sketch.
Sunday, November 29 2009
The relentlessness of this music is exhilarating, the thickness of it, the groove, the band's refusal to let the listener slow down.
Thursday, November 19 2009
A compilation of varied but smartly integrated tracks.
Thursday, September 3 2009
Kimi Djabate sings like a neighborhood storyteller who just happens to have a good voice.
Monday, May 18 2009
If you want a biram album then this is obviously the one to buy. It's not as if you've got much choice.