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KAPTIN IS DEAD – 2015 MUSIC VIDEO FAVOURITES

It’s impossible to have a ‘Best Of’ list unless you have been through everything that counts in that category and studied them properly, before grouping them all under an agreed criteria. That said, it’s also impossible to do a ‘favourites’ … Continue reading

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Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Musow Fanga

Actually, having mentioned Fusion Festival in the last post, this was another act that I loved seeing there. I’ve had a number of Glitterbeat albums on rotation recently not least the one which this brand new video is taken from. … Continue reading

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Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Siran Fen

An absolute jam from Bassekou Kouyaté and his band Ngoni Ba (made up entirely of ‘sons, brothers, nephews and spouses’ with his wife Amy Sacko on vocals). Bassekou says his forthcoming album for Glitterbeat (due April 24th) is his “toughest … Continue reading

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Boubacar Traoré – Hona

Wow, this is the kind of Mali Blues that reaches deep into your soul. Saying that, I wouldn’t expect anything less from the legendary singer. This track is from his latest album M’Balimaou, out on Lusafrica now. The other amazing … Continue reading

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Songhoy Blues – Irganda

It’s been refreshing to hear a whole new generation of Malian Bluesmen making a reputation for themselves over here. Ever since the likes of Ali Farka Touré and Salif Keita first made me (and many others I’m sure) sit up … Continue reading

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More Mali

I posted up a couple of bands from Mali the other day, but one group from the region who don’t get anywhere near enough coverage is BKO Quintet. This is their latest single from the forthcoming album ‘Bamako Today’.

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Award Tour

The over-all winners for this year’s Songlines Music Awards have just been announced! As the best magazine for World Music, I feel it’s definitely an accolade that is taken seriously in those circles. Last year my house mate Joe Driscoll … Continue reading

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