Tag Archives: desert blues

Your Ticket to… 2019 (in 10 Albums)

Your Ticket to… 2019 (in 10 Albums)

Our “end-of-the-year” lists are not a way to rule what has been good or bad in the previous 365 music days. In fact, since we are music lovers at heart, we love to share and support the albums we like, that hold particular meanings to us or have been more...
Your Ticket to… the 2010s

Your Ticket to… the 2010s

At times, we ask the Rhythm Passport family some cruel tasks. For example, to musically retrace their 2010s and pick only five albums among the hundreds (or thousands) they have listened, loved and/or felt particularly important considering the world music world. Click on the names below and you will meet...
Album Review: Samba Touré – Wande [Glitterbeat Records; May 2018]
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Album Review: Samba Touré – Wande [Glitterbeat Records; May 2018]

Samba Toure, Malian blues legend, guided by one of Africa’s finest composers, Ali Farke Toure, released his third album, Wande, on the Glitterbeat label (May 2018). The opening track, “Yo Pouhala” (“blah blah blah”), sung in Fulani, is an unusually sedated introduction to the album. In sympathy with its subject...
Album Review: BKO – Mali Foli Coura [BUDA Musique; November 2017]
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Album Review: BKO – Mali Foli Coura [BUDA Musique; November 2017]

Modern five-piece BKO return with their second album Mali Foli Coura released on Buda Musique records. Hailing from Mali, BKO combines fresh and zesty experimental sounds while remaining faithful to their African heritage, creating a unique, eclectic, electric, and danceable sound. After exhaustive tours stretching across Europe, China, and Africa,...
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