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Africa - Released December 29, 2012 | No Format!

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Sissoko seems content with the way the world is on this....Perfectly pitched for summer." © TiVo
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Africa - Released March 29, 2013 | Nonesuch

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Africa - Released October 28, 2016 | Numero Group

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Africa - Released April 24, 2015 | Glitterbeat Records

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"No matter how intricate his finger-work or deep his Griot knowledge, plugged-in Kouyaté retains an admirably grimy tone, meaning lute-player or no, he belongs within the very top ranks of contemporary proponents of electric African guitar..." © TiVo
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Africa - Released March 6, 2015 | RetroAfric

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Africa - Released June 7, 1973 | Analog Africa

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]ts four tracks still pack a punch. Fela Kuti provides the model for their loping rhythms, stinging guitar riffs and sax and keyboard solos..." © TiVo
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Africa - Released June 19, 2020 | No Format!

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The aptly named Acoustic shows us a stripped back side of the queen of Malian song. Recorded in live takes over two intense days in the studio, she revisits her 2017 album Mogoya for the third time which, the following year, was remixed by the likes of St. Germain, François, The Atlas Mountain and even Spoek Mathombo. There is no electronic interference here, just Guimba Kouyaté’s sensitive guitar, her faithful musical companion Brahima "Benogo" Diakité’s kamélé n'goni and Vincent Taurelle’s organ and celesta, which were involved in the original album, enveloping the diva’s unique voice and the voices of her backing singers Emma Lamadji and Kandy Guira. The effect is stunning – never has Oumou Sangaré’s vibrant presence felt so close.Driven by this intimate atmosphere, Oumou insisted on adding two very personal tracks to the nine songs on Mogoya - two symbolic tracks from her magnificent career. Originally released in 1993, Saa Magni acts as a tribute to the late arranger Amadou Ba Guindo, one of her earliest supporters. The second added track is Diaraby Nene, without a doubt her most iconic song. Written when she was a teenager, she opens up to the emotions surrounding her first love. Breaking taboos in a traditionally patriarchal society, she’s made a few enemies but has also won the unconditional support of the younger generations and has become a leading voice for feminism, a fight she has never given up on. © Benjamin MiNiMuM/Qobuz
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Africa - Released January 15, 2021 | No Format!

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Africa - Released March 17, 2017 | Glitterbeat Records

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Africa - Released April 1, 2005 | Palm Pictures

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In 2001 Baaba Maal was internationally renowned as one of the most important African stars. Produced in collaboration with Chris Blackwell, who discovered Bob Marley, the Senegalese singer’s previous albums contributed to defining the great currents of world music during the nineties. He put Senegalese rap on the map, experimented with Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno and other sound adventurers. With Missing You he’s the first important African artist to go back to his acoustic roots. Produced by Englishman John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses…) this album was recorded in a mobile studio in the centre of Toucouleur village of Toubab Dialaw. With the exception of an electric bass, all instruments are acoustic: guitars, kora, hoddu, tambin, balafon and numerous percussions such as tama, sabra drums and congas. Numerous choristers, both male and female, have been used in support of the already powerful voice of Baaba Maal. The songs, composed for the occasion, take full advantage of the natural environment in which they were recorded as animal cries and atmospheres of vigils punctuate intimate ballads. And even though we can’t actually discern it, it’s obvious the public galvanised the musicians during the album’s liveliest tracks. Despite the years, this album hasn’t shown any sign of ageing and remains a wonderful way to experience the atmosphere of African nights at a Peul village, animated by its brightest star. © BM/Qobuz
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Africa - Released November 15, 1991 | Lusafrica

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Africa - Released April 27, 2018 | bendigedig

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Africa - Released January 1, 1995 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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4 1/2 Stars - Very Good/Excellent - "...the crack ensemble seamlessly fuses griot songs with reggae, funk and fusion....Keita himself, one of the most soulful singers on the planet, carries the emotional weight." © TiVo
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Africa - Released May 19, 2017 | No Format!

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Africa - Released May 19, 2017 | Strut

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Africa - Released November 12, 2013 | Ma Case Records

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Africa - Released September 22, 2003 | Lusafrica

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Africa - Released July 21, 2014 | Luaka Bop

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Africa - Released October 12, 2018 | Sterns Music

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Africa - Released November 8, 2011 | SINETONE AMR

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