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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bruford-Borstlap: Sheer Reckless Abandon

Read "Sheer Reckless Abandon" reviewed by John Kelman

One of the great joys of music can be that of distance: coming back to a piece of music, a musician/group or a discography, even, years later to rediscover it anew. While returning to music after a break of months, years...even decades...is not always a revelation, it's likely true that, if the music was appealing the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ballaké Sissoko at Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre

Read "Ballaké Sissoko at Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre" reviewed by Rob Garratt

Ballaké Sissoko
Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
Le French May Arts Festival
Hong Kong
May 5, 2019

The kora must be one of the world's great improvisatory instruments, and Mali's Ballaké Sissoko is surely one of the instrument's most visible proponents. Somewhere between a harp and a double lute, the ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Destination Africa! Part I: Mali, Morocco & Tunisia

Read "Destination Africa! Part I: Mali, Morocco & Tunisia" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In this episode we'll explore jazz by African musicians and by foreign musicians fascinated with the African continent and its music, with a special focus on Mali, Morocco and Tunisia.

Happy Listening!

Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Daniel Freedman “All Brothers" from Bamako ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Peo Alfonsi e Derek Gripper: chitarra classica, tra musica colta e popolare

Read "Peo Alfonsi e Derek Gripper: chitarra classica, tra musica colta e popolare" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Tra la musica cosiddetta “colta" di origine accademica e quella di matrice popolare probabilmente non è mai esistita una linea di separazione netta come molti (soprattutto in ambito classico) vorrebbero far credere. Troppe sono le influenze reciproche esercitate nel corso dei secoli, anche nonostante le diversità dei vari contesti storico-culturali che si sono avvicendati nel tempo. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mulatu Astatke: Sketches of Ethiopia

Read "Sketches of Ethiopia" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Vibraphonist/composer Mulatu Astatke is the creator of Ethio-jazz and reputedly the first African musician to study at Berklee. Prior to that he had studied music in Wales and London. Whilst in America in the 1960s and early 1970s Astatke absorbed diverse influences and a dense rhythmic mosaic is a key component of this pulsating recording. Afro-Latin, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Salif Keita at Yoshi's San Francisco

Read "Salif Keita at Yoshi's San Francisco" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Salif Keita
Yoshi's
San Francisco, CA
September 7, 2014

Any opportunity to see Salif Keita, the 65-year-old “Golden Voice of Africa" is a special occasion indeed. Keita, a 40-year-plus veteran of the music scene, is one of Africa's top musical stars, one who travels all over the world. He sings ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live Duos From Birmingham: Tir Na Nóg, Melt-Banana & Toumani/Sidiki Diabaté

Read "Live Duos From Birmingham: Tir Na Nóg, Melt-Banana & Toumani/Sidiki Diabaté" reviewed by Martin Longley

Tir Na Nóg
The Kitchen Garden Café
May 26, 2014

The Irish duo Tir Na Nóg should be applauded for its longevity in addition to its ability to keep the music vital, exuding an aura of in-the-moment spontaneity. The wonderfully intimate Kitchen Garden Café, in the Birmingham suburb of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kanaga System Krush Announces Tiécoro Sissoko's "Keme Borama"

Since the country of Mali has suffered a ban on music by Islamist militants, artists from around the world have come together to campaign towards promoting the culture and music of Mali. Musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Fatoumata Diawara, Amadou & Mariam, Bassekou Kouyate and Rokia Traore are a few of the most outspoken advocates of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

KSK To Release "Keme Borama" from the late Tiécoro Sissoko

KSK To Release "Keme Borama" from the late Tiécoro Sissoko

Since the country of Mali has suffered a ban on music by Islamist militants, artists from around the world have come together to campaign towards promoting the culture and music of Mali. Musicians such as Toumani Diabaté, Fatoumata Diawara, Amadou & Mariam, and Bassekou Kouyate are a few of the most outspoken advocates of Malian musical ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Derek Gripper - Kora Guitar at DROM on September 10th

Derek Gripper - Kora Guitar at DROM on September 10th

Derek Gripper - African Kora For Guitar
First Time Ever
Sept 10 - at DROM - One Night Only - 8pm Come see the music of the African string-instrument, the Kora, performed as never before - on the guitar! This is unique music from a rich culture that will broaden your personal musical horizons. South African ...