From the category archives:

Senegal

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita Review

9 January 2014

Not since Ali Farka Tourè collaborated with Ry Cooder back in 1994 has there been an album to rival – or better still – to sit so seamlessly alongside their masterpiece. The album is a timely reminder that while we all may inhabit a planet that is separated by seas and lands, we are in […]

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Cheikh Lo’s Jamm…Chill, and enjoy the groove

2 December 2011

I can’t believe I missed this one, but miss it I did, and so for some of the readers this might be old news. But as I am trying to document the best in World music, I will not be deterred from writing about one of my favourite Senagelese artists, who’s album releases are a […]

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Introducing the Kora’s top 5 albums

22 September 2009

Following our earlier post on the Kora,  let’s now open ourselves up to its fabulous World. [If you're on the posts page, you can start YouTube video on the right for some Kora background music.] I’m going to begin with a dedication to the Gambian artist responsible for introducing me to the Kora, his name, […]

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Kora – just sit back and be amazed

18 September 2009

Read all about the most amazing of West Africa’s traditional instrument, the fabulous Kora.

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Baaba Maal’s Television – tuned in?

7 September 2009

If you’re reading this post asking yourself who’s Baaba Maal, this is going to be one of your best days in a long time, because we’re about to open your world to an artist that has been dazzling audiences in Senegal for more than 20 years. His latest release, ‘Television‘, is his 11th album in […]

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