Splinters & Candy Posts

February 13, 2017
February 6, 2017

Songs of celebration and fight. Congratulations to Cameroon, the winners of the Africa Cup of Nations. Praise also goes to Egypt, Burkina Faso and Ghana for their performances. Music from these countries as well as Sierra Leone, USA, Mauritius and beyond.

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February 6, 2017

Rivers – from the Congo to the Mississippi is an album that brings together his beloved soukous with a variety of outside influences tinged with blues and jazz. Matuzungidi is making music that reflects the diverse community he lives in and the end result is a set of songs that breathe fresh ideas into a classic sound.

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February 6, 2017

Adama Dramé celebrates his fifty year career with his latest release, Dakan. The Burkinabe griot and djembefola (djembe player) mixes traditional and contemporary mandingo percussion to create a modern yet timeless record with his impressive ensemble.

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January 30, 2017