Powerful African voices and rhythms demonstrate the deep connection of the blues to its African roots.
Putumayo's African Blues chronicles the return of the blues to its African motherland. It also demonstrates the burgeoning connections between West and East African musicians and performers from the blues' traditional heartland in the U.S., as well as converts in Europe—and shows how these connections are revolutionizing traditions on both continents.
Taj Mahal, together with the Culture Musical Club of Zanzibar, gets down and deep in a slow-burning meditation on the beauties of Dhow Countries. Mali's Issa Babayogo brings his characteristic, sparkling knack for gritty, melodic grooves. The ever-evolving Playing for Change band—this time featuring hip desert rockers Tinariwen and Keb Mo—reveals how globally malleable a good old 12-bar blues can be. And as always, the collection is filled with engaging new discoveries like hard-hitting Tuareg singer-songwriter Amar Sundy, unfolding and grooving collaborations like the Belgian-Malian project Kalaban Coura and the unexpected blend of Mali Latino.
Track Listing :
02 - Adama Yalomba - Djamakoyo
03 - Diabel Cissokho & Ramon Goose - Totoumo
04 - Amar Sundy - Camel Shuffle
05 - Issa Bagayogo - Djigui
06 - Taj Mahal Meets the Culture Musical Club of Zanzibar - Dhow Countries
07 - Kalaban Coura - Mali
08 - Koudede - Alam'i
09 - Playing For Change featuring Tinariwen - Groove in G
10 - Muntu Valdo - Timba
African , Blues
Teen , Young Adult , Thirty-Something , Young At Heart