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Album Review

Issa Bagayogo: Tassoumakan

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Studio tools offer both tools and temptation, and so artists who spend a lot of time in the studio had better be careful in how they use them. Mali's Issa Bagayogo spent plenty of time with buttons and knobs when he put together Tassoumakan, his third full-length recording, and the results reveal both the power and the drawbacks of the medium. Bagayogo sings and plays the kamele ngoni, a six-stringed lute-like instrument, drawing upon the skills of other musicians like ...


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