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World - Released December 4, 2020 | Real World Records

The sophomore effort from Daby Touré is a sparsely sophisticated affair. The man plays everything himself and supplies almost all the voices as well as the material -- no small feat. But don't mistake that for homemade: there's a definite light sheen here. Touré is blessed with a glorious voice that he uses to full effect, on gentle, lulling material that rarely gets up and dances (the nearest is on the closer, "Wasso," and that barely rises above a jog). Yet that doesn't matter. He pulls you in with his singing and the rhythmic pick of his guitar, with other instruments subtly faming the music, and from the very first, with "Kebaluso," you're a goner. He sings two of the songs in English, but it's debatable whether that adds anything to them. In many ways, it's remarkably similar to his debut, just more refined, and possibly even sparer, which works well. There's a delicate beauty about the whole album; at times it seems almost weightless. But there's no doubt that Touré has properly established his musical niche now. © Chris Nickson /TiVo
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World - Released November 27, 2020 | Real World Records

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World - Released July 17, 2020 | Real World Records

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World - Released June 26, 2020 | Real World Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 12, 2020 | Real World Records

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World - Released June 5, 2020 | Real World Records

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Nayda is a new word which means to both get up and to party. It’s also the name adopted by a new generation of moroccan artists and musicians who showcase a contemporary cultural identity in which traditions are modernised and galvanised by outside influences. Bab L’Bluz are a great example. At the head of this Franco-Moroccan outfit is Yousra Mansour who has broken prejudice by adopting the rhythms and instrumentals of his Gnawa compatriots (until then only practiced by men) and addition rock’n’roll spirit, full of blues and various other influences (chaâbi, funk, Mauritian Hassani, Berber music, and psychedelia). Brandishing his little guembri awicha like an electric guitar, she sings, in traditional Arabic, vernacular Darija and English, about contemporary life, social issues, the people of Africa as well as uplifting anthems. At her side, is producer Brice Bottin who uses the guembri lute like a bass which works as a foundation for the other instruments. Flutes, iron krakeb castanets, drums, tablas, single-stringed viol rebabs and ambient loops spur on a sense of ecstasy and broaden horizons. Their compositions vie to be most original and of eclectic coherence, their cover of Waydelel by the late Mauritian divi Dimi Mint Abba bridges the past and the future. A future which, when listening to Nayda, is already here. © Benjamin MiNiMuM/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released June 3, 2020 | Real World Records

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World - Released May 22, 2020 | Real World Records

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World - Released May 6, 2020 | Real World Records

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World - Released April 24, 2020 | Real World Records

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World - Released April 10, 2020 | Real World Records

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World - Released January 24, 2020 | Real World Records

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Les Amazones d’Afrique is a pan-African supergroup created by singers Mamani Keïta, Oumou Sangaré and Mariam Doumbia in 2014: their agenda on this second album is both to fight for women’s rights and overturn the patriarchy. Amazones Power brings together divas from Mali (Mamani Keïta, Rokia Koné, Ami Yerewolo), Benin (Fafa Ruffino), Guinea (Niariu), Burkina Faso (Kandy Guira) and Algeria (Nacera Ouali Mesbah), and puts their vocal expertise together with modern arrangements concocted by Liam Farrell, better known under his alias Doctor L (Mbongwana Star, Bantou Mentale…). Hip-hop, afrobeat, dub and electro rhythms host ancestral and synthetic percussion, with both vintage and electric keyboards, frenzied guitars and powerful bass. Recorded between Bamako and Paris, mixed in Dakar, this bouncing and soul-filled manifesto also sees a few male sympathisers take to the mic, such as the rappers from the Parisian trio Nyoko Bokbae (Douranne “Boy” Fall and Magueye “Jon Grace” Diouk) on Heavy or the Malian reggaeman Koko Dembelé who features alongside Mamani Keita on Timbuktu and Dogon. A 5-star cast which produces a variety of ambiances, further reinforcing the militant purpose of Amazones Power. ©️ Benjamin MiNiMuM/Qobuz
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World - Released January 17, 2020 | Real World Records

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World - Released January 10, 2020 | Real World Records

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World - Released November 8, 2019 | Real World Records

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Folk - Released October 25, 2019 | Real World Records

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Folk - Released October 25, 2019 | Real World Records

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World - Released October 11, 2019 | Real World Records

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World - Released September 13, 2019 | Real World Records

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World - Released August 30, 2019 | Real World Records

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