December 12, 2017
Gerald Van Waes
Clermont Music Hama Sankare: Ballébé - Calling All Africans (ML,2017)***°
The first track catches attention immediately with it louder produced groovy electronic music beats and rhythms mixed with warm African song sing...
August 10, 2017
Clermont Music Oumar Konaté : Live in America (2017)**
Oumar Konaté embraces a widened scope of podium rock improvisation that is captured in this studio album, which reflects aspects that you can expect during concerts. The effect, without p...
October 6, 2016
Sterns Music Sory Kandia Kouyate :
La voix de la revolution (GU/ML,1961-1973,re.2012)***°
I also would like to list this release from last year; still I hardly had enough time for a proper in-depth review. To make it brief and complete enough, I will resume some b...
Transgressive Rec. V.A. : Africa Expresss presents:
Terry Riley’s In C Mali (ML/UK,rec.2013,pub.2014)****'
no review done
Talitres Thee, Stranded Horse and Ballake Sissoko -12"- (F/ML,2009)****'
I listened a couple times to this new release by Thee, Stranded Horse, a project by Yann Tambour (Encre), here a duo with Mali kora master Ballake S...
Clermont Music Mamadou Kelly: Addoh (ML,2014)***°
I think in the West we underestimate the struggle for survival of good people against extremist Muslims...
Clermont Music Oumar Konate: Addoh (ML,2014)***°
Oumar Konate is a new guitarist/songwriter with a band who shows a very open receptive style to new eleme...
Tembo Rec. Sekou Batourou Kouyate et sa kora (ML,rec.1976,re.2013)***°
I love the kora, so of course I also love to explore demonstrative new techniques on the kora, from which I understand that every highly experienced player will show new and different visio...
Nonesuch Toumani Diabaté : The Mandé Variations (ML,2008)****°
I need to mention this release by one of the masters of one of my favourite instruments, the kora. Educated by his father Sidiki Diabaté, known as the king of th...
October 2, 2016
Clermont Music Imarhan Timbuktu :
Akal Warled/Foreign Country -LP/CD- (ML,2014)***°
Imarhan Timbuktu was formed in 1995, and consists today of Mohamed Issa aka Medissa, with his brother Ousmane Ag Oumar El Arisari on guitar, and their sisters, on percussion and bac...