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The African Zeitgeist: Bassekou Kouyate, Tradition and Innovationnew

While hipster America's romance with West African music may not last long, a live look at the source is long overdue (in fairness, there aren't a lot of options). There's no better opportunity than with Malian Bassekou Kouyate.
The Portland Mercury  |  Andrew R Tonry  |  03-11-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Toubab Krewe Branches Out with New Instruments and Geographic Influencesnew

In some ways, Toubab Krewe may actually come closer to giving us a sense of West African music than any Putumayo production. In fact, you could say they're the real deal, were it not for what some ethnology snobs might consider a cultural-appropriation problem: The band hails from Asheville, N.C.
Tucson Weekly  |  Linda Ray  |  10-07-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

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