Toumani Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki

 • 2014/05/19 • World Circuit/Nonesuch • World, West African, Kora • Hamadoun Toure | Rachid Ouiguini | Toguna Industries | *Lampedusa* | Bagadaji Sirifoula | Dr Cheikh Modibo Diarra First of all, I enjoy and appreciate the music of Toumani Diabaté, I learned of this kora player while listening to Ali Farka Touré on an album they shared. Toumani Diabaté’s music is…

The Garifuna Collective: Ayó

• 2013/07/02 • Cumbancha • International (World), Afro-Cuban, Latin • Ayó (Goodbye)| Ubóu (The World) | Gudemei (Poverty) This is my first encounter with The Garifuna Collective. According to AllMusic.com, The Garifuna Collective with Andy Palacio released one of the greatest international albums of all-time in Wátina. Unfortunately, Andy Palacio has since passed, leaving the Garifuna Collective to venture further out on their…