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Manden Express: Manden Express

Read "Manden Express" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The name Manden Express derives from the ancient Manden Empire--better known today as Mali--and its music is an intoxicating fusion of traditional and contemporary West African sounds, Afrobeat and grooving jazz-rock. This EP, its debut release, successfully captures the essence of the Dublin-based septet's thrilling live shows -dance-fests that have made Manden Express a crowd favorite at all manner of Irish music festivals, including Bray Jazz Festival and Down With Jazz. The story really began in 2001 when ...


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