Ben Zabo ‘Wari Vo’

Need a burst of energy to get you to the end of the week? Look no further than Malian singer Ben Zabo whose music, full of rich textures and harmonies, would rouse any snoozing person into life. Zabo is from the Bwa ethnic group, a culture where the music traditions are more upbeat and energetic […]

Rokia Traoré ‘Mélancolie’

Even though Mali has been in turmoil for a long time, the country still manages to churn out some outstanding music. Rokia Traoré is set to release her new album ‘Beautiful Africa’ on April 9th via Nonsuch Records. Her last album ‘Tchamantché’ was a critical success and she now plans to build on that with a new record […]

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba ‘Jama Ko’

Another classic Malian tune today. After his amazing Grammy nominated ‘I Speak Fula’, ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate and has returned with his third album ‘Jama Ko’. Much needed in Mali today, the album calls for unity, peace and tolerance. It makes this release all the more moving as on Kouyate’s first day in the studio, […]