Topic: African music

Cover of Boubacar "Badian" Diabate's "Mande Guitar: African Guitar Series Vol 1"(source: Lion Songs Records)

Boubacar "Badian" Diabate's "Mande Guitar: African Guitar Series Vol 1"

Acoustic guitar played with passion and joy

Israeli percussionist Ben Aylon (photo: Ben Aylon)

Album review: Ben Aylon's "Xalam"

More than a one man tribe

Mali musician Anansy Cisse (source: Facebook)

Album review: Anansy Cisse's "Anoura"

A joyful tonic for the pandemic-weary

Janto Djassi (photo: Kaaha Farah)

Groupe RTD

Energy and rhythm from Djibouti to the world

Groupe RTD (photo: Janto Djassi)

Album review: Groupe RTD's "The Dancing Devils of Djibouti"

Foot-tapping fusion

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith (source: Bella Union)

Album review: Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – "Mummer Love"

Harar awakening

Still taken from the "Asaharaden" video clip; Amankor/The Exile (source: YouTube)

Album review: Tartitʹs "Amankor/The Exile"

Lapping at your consciousness

"Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The Violins & Synths of Sudan" CD cover and booklet (released by Ostinato Records)

Album review: "Two Niles to Sing a Melody"

The strings and synths of Sudan

Album review: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Baʹs "Routes"

Marrying music and culture

The members of "Imarhan" (photo: Andrea Mae Perez)

Album review: Imarhanʹs "Temet"

Keeping it real

Rafiki Jazz (photo: Rafiki Jazz)

Album review: Rafiki Jazz′ ″Har Dam Sahara″

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In life′s every moment

Jerry and Axmed Naaji, musicians in 1970s Mogadishu (source: Ostinato Records)

Album review

Lost Somali tapes: ″Sweet as broken dates″

Canadian Nigerian singer-songwriter Sonia Aimy (photo: soniaaimy.com)

Album review: Sonia Aimy's "Nigerian Spirit"

The voice of defiance

Members of Emran Tenere in front of Kahf al-Jnun – ′the djinns′ cave′ – near Ghat in the Libyan Sahara (photo: Emran Tenere)

Tuareg fusion

Desert cats

Tunisian singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi (photo: Julien Bourgeois)

Album review: ″Ensen″ by Emel Mathlouthi

Princess melancholy

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