Thursday, April 21 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.
Monday, October 8 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.
Wednesday, August 1 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.