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Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Jama Ko
Buy! - (Outhere)
The third album from this Malian master of the ngoni (a lute-like instrument that’s common in West Africa) is a powerful, often-fierce blend of Bambara music, Malian desert blues and related styles. Kouyate is accompanied by his band Ngoni Ba (featuring three other ngoni players, two percussionists and vocalist Amy Sacko) along with various special guest vocalists and musicians, though it’s Kouyate’s fiery electrified ngoni that often steals the show. 3/29/2013 - Don Yates