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  • review December 6, 2016

    Koya

    For most American listeners,  Abou Diarra is an unknown, and indeed he is still thought of as an “emerging artist.” This is probably due more to a lack of P.R. than talent, because over three albums and nearly a decade … Read more »

  • blog October 13, 2016

    Issa Bagayogo (1961-2016)

    Issa Bagayogo was a trailblazer in West African music. His 1999 debut release, Sya (Cobalt/Six Degrees) set a new direction for Malian pop. It drew on his background playing the kamele ngoni, literally “young man’s harp,” a kind of secular … Read more »

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