bassekou koyate

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Miri. CD or LP Bassekou Kouyate is back with something of a return to his acoustic roots on new album ‘Miri’ (which translates as ‘dream’ or ‘contemplation’ in English). The ngoni’s insistent rhythms are overlaid with additional percussion and expressive but never overbearing vocal arrangements; in fact the gorgeous balance between sound and space creates a wonderfully easeful tone that belies the lamentation in Kouyate’s lyrics, addressing as they do the political situation in his homeland.

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