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West Africa Roundup, Part 2: Senegal, Benin, Cape Verde

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This second update of new music from West Africa touches down on musicians in three countries with dramatically different approaches. Senegalese singer Thione Seck has created a multiethnic international fusion that combines West African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian styles in an integrated whole. Benin's Gangbé Brass Band incorporates interlocking drumming, a rich instrumental sound, and ...