Fatoumata Diawara – Ivory Coast via Mali with lots of influence

30 November 2011

The latest album to arrive with me is one of those gems that I find myself driven to writing about and sharing with all the readers of this blog. Fatoumata is (at the time of writing) a 30 year rising star of world music. Her singing is a mix of Malian grooves, some more reminiscent […]

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It’s all about being friendly and positive

9 July 2010

The thing that I hope with music is that it can bring us all together. Tomorrow evening I’m off to see a concert in my home town…the Festical Au Desert is bringing some of the heavweights over from Sengal and Mali, including the legendary Vieux Farka Toure among others. Can’t wait to see and hear […]

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Ali and Toumani – their finest collaboration

6 May 2010

I’ve just bought an album that has to go down as one of the most spectacular of the year, and it’s been carried off by two of my favourite artists: Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate. But you’re probably asking the question, how can Ali return from the grave to record an album? Well, this […]

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Just be amazed at Bobby McFerrin

3 May 2010

Caught this a few days ago on Jools Holland. And it is simply one to be shared. Bobby McFerrin is just such an amazing talent. Enjoy!

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Best of Bonga – Angola rocks the house

27 February 2010

Review of Angola’s Bonga Best of Album.

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Konkani Songs: Music From Goa made in Bombay

18 November 2009

The world knows Indian music, but Konkani songs are truly unique with a blend of many musical facets. It is western music and yet it is still Indian – true soul music that touches your heart. This compilation contains 22 tracks of the finest the genre had to offer in the 50′s and 60′s, including […]

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