King Ayisoba is the premier exponent of Ghanaian kologo (2-string lute) music.
Smithsonian’s “Ears of the People” highlights the gourd-banjo music of Senegal and Gambia.
Les Mamans du Congo are women from Congo, Brazzaville, produced by Rrobin.
Kimi Djabaté is from a travelling griot family in Guinea-Bissau.
Stella Chiweshe overcame considerable cultural barriers in her native Zimbabwe to become the first female mbira player to get international recognition. She crossed further boundaries by electrifying her instrument and collaborating with Western musicians. Stella has died aged 76. R.I.P.
Eric Bibb is an American singer-songwriter and bluesman.
Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder have each been very influential in opening up global music to Western audiences.
Solomane Doumbia, percussionist and arranger for Salif Keita, traces routes from Mali to Nigeria.
The Entoto Band are based in Amsterdam playing Ethio-funk and jazz.
Debashish Bhattacharya is a virtuoso of Hindustani music, playing slide guitars that he designs himself.
DJ producer Mark de Clive-Lowe helms a tribute to spiritual jazz master Pharaoh Sanders.
Alabaster DePlume charts his own idiosyncratic course through a series of expressive improvisatory group sessions.
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