Monday, January 25, 2010

Bassekou Kouyate : I Speak Fula

music OMH review

The quartet play with a virtuosic style that also proves extremely hypnotic. Even when taking a back seat to the calming vocals of Jamana Be Diya or Torin Torin, the continuous thrumming in the background is a thing of beauty, providing energy and momentum to the music but also existing in a trance-like state of consonant harmonies.

The instrumental episodes are more improvised, very much of the moment,


I remember seeing this performance on Jools - excellent





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