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Ablaye Cissoko + Volker Goetze: Sira

Read "Sira" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Music has long transcended geographical and cultural barriers to forge new sounds. That bond is manifested once more in the collaboration between vocalist and kora player Ablaye Cissoko and trumpeter Volker Goetze.

Cissoko and Goetze met in 2001 at the African-European Jazz Orchestra rehearsals in Senegal, where they were to open for Youssou N'Dour. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze: Sira

Read "Sira" reviewed by Martin Gladu

It is often said an image is worth a thousand words. Well, now that the concept of the album cover has been relegated to mere packets of metadata--at best experienced via the tiniest screen-mounted, portable music devices--it appears rather sad that fans will likely miss out on Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze's cover of Sira. Somewhat ...