Archive | February 25, 2015

Songhoy Blues review – exuberant African R&B

“This is dedicated to our father Ali Farka Touré,” announced lead singer Aliou Touré, somewhat confusingly, as the band launched into a song that started like a speeded-up African blues by Mali’s legendary guitarist, but then spiralled away into a furious and exuberant Hendrix-like improvisation, driven on by insistent bass and drums. Songhoy Blues are […]

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