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Samba Touré

  • Albala [Glitterbeat, 2013] **
  • Gandadiko [Glitterbeat, 2015] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Albala [Glitterbeat, 2013]
The slower the adaptable Timbuktu singer-guitarist takes it, the more hypnotic he gets ("Idjé Lalo," "Ajo Djamba") **

Gandadiko [Glitterbeat, 2015]
Ali Farka Touré grad so cosmopolitan he admits that "Su Wililé"'s beat isn't African--it belongs to Bo Diddley, who figured it out in Chicago ("I Kana Korto," "Wo Yendé Alakar") ***