Fofoulah: Fofoulah

With the rhythms of the Sabar drums – a traditional form of Wolof drumming from Gambia and Senegal – at its heart, Fofoulah’s music has evolved into an inspired cosmopolitan mélange that also incorporates elements of electronic music, dub, improvisation and afro-rock. Like the complex city they live in, their music is shaped and lifted by diverse sound-worlds and cultures.

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Noura Mint Seymali: Tzenni

Produced and recorded across an appropriately dizzying array of locations and social contexts (New York City, Dakar, Nouakchott) chanteuse Noura Mint Seymali’s album Tzenni is a contemporary articulation of Moorish griot music from Mauritania—an artform that has been evolving and gaining momentum for centuries.  Noura Mint Seymali is an artist profoundly steeped in history and tradition but also rigorously devoted to its global resonance.

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Sonido Gallo Negro: Sendero Mistico

​ Sonido Gallo Negro (Black Rooster Sound) is a stunning 9-piece, instrumental combo from Mexico City that channels both the mystique and mysticism of 1960’s Peruvian cumbia. The band integrates a variety cumbia styles with electric guitars, Farfisa organ, Theremin, flute and of course fluid Latin percussion. Spaghetti western soundtracks, psychedelia, indie rock and surf music also echo in their compositions. This is transformative music with bold intentions, wit and excitement.

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Bombino: Agamgam 2004

Record store day release. The rush of the desert wind, snippets of between song conversation and the sound of grazing animals in the distance are essential elements of the album’s deep atmosphere. Agamgam 2004 is not only an intimate, privileged view of Bombino’s roots; it is also one of the most authentic documents of modern Tuareg music ever released.

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