All that’s good and bad from a scene on two discs. Fabulous diversity with music that leaps language barriers to grab you by the heart on the one hand but it’s still a closed shopRead more "V/A – Awards for World Music 2007"
Bassekou Kouyaté is better known as the ngoni player on seminal recordings by Toumani Diabaté and Ali Farka Touré. Segu Blue is his assured, elegant and long overdue debutRead more "Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba – Segu Blue"
How often do things you are already looking forward to wildly exceed your expectations? WOMAD 2004 had a good line up with some interesting bands but some of the most famous names were absent and so it was with an open mind that I sped up the M4 on my scooter to Reading…Read more "Womad 2004 (Reading) Roundup"