The world needs to comprehend the complex, bloody history of the so-called 'Dark Continent', with all its attendant ironies and contradictions.
22 Nov 2010
Various Artists: Congo; Pont Sur le Congo / Sénégal; Echo Musical / Côte d'Ivoire; We
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.
17 Aug 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.
28 Jan 2010
The relentlessness of this music is exhilarating, the thickness of it, the groove, the band's refusal to let the listener slow down.
29 Nov 2009
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