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  • review November 4, 2014

    River Strings: Maninka Guitar

    In the past, when the great guitarists of West Africa have made solo albums, they’ve tended to inspire listener complaint along the lines of Frank Zappa’s memorable line:  “Shut up ‘n play yer guitar.” Specifically, the prominence of vocalists on … Read more »

  • blog April 5, 2013

    Complete Radio Guinea Archive, Catalogued Online

    Anyone who has explored the classic popular music of West Africa has surely discovered–and been entranced by–the spectacular sounds of Guinea, especially in the 60s and 70s. Bands like Bembeya Jazz, Houreya Band, Balla et ses Balladins created an immortal … Read more »

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