Strange Circles is a remarkable debut for an ensemble of musicians who came together for this project. The combination of League’s musical ideas and Tirolien’s lyrical gift yields a rewarding album that is driven by the depth of the guitars and percussion.
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The sound and spirit of Zimbabwe and Mozambique runs through the heart of Timbila and Chartwell Dutiro’s double album collection Sadza with the Head of a Mouse. The combination of the timbila and mbira, supported by violin and guitar, gives an immense amount of texture to the music.
After spreading their sound to the world on Rising Tide, Mokoomba return with Luyando, an album which alters their approach slightly but ends up revealing a group that continues to grow more dynamic with each release. Their enthusiasm and technique is exemplary and their second album hits the mark.
More terrific songs from the past year. Music from Sierra Leone, USA, Syria, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mali, France, Colombia, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Venezuela, Mexico, and beyond.
Bring in the new year with Akenataa Hammagaadji from First World Music. Featuring selections from artists performing in NYC in the upcoming months. Music from Haiti, Cameroon, Spain, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, USA, Mali, Cuba, and Venezuela.