“Even before the venerable man comes on tonight, it’s plain that this is not a customary Keita gig. Alone on the stage, one Mamadou Diabaté is plucking at a kora, unleashing little waterfalls of bejewelled descending notes. He is the younger brother of the more famous (in the west, at least) Toumani, and no slouch at all in the family kora-playing tradition which dates back 70 generations.”—
Kitty Empire at The Guardian. Salif Keita review – unplugged but still electric
Barbican, London: The veteran Malian superstar reins in the fusion with a largely acoustic set that brings his music back home
I reckon 70 generations is something like 1400 or 1500 years!
gözlerimi kapayacak bir yer bulamadım bana cevap verecek bir dost bulamadım beni alıp götürecek bir dalga bulamadım endişemi dile dökecek bir tek söz bulamadım insandaki nefreti söküp atacak tek bir ezgi bulamadım halkımı bulamadım, ailemi, mutluluğumu, yolumu bulamadım hislerimi tutuşturacak bir köz bulamadım.
Ace trombonist Steve Turre combines two of his musical passions, the trombone itself and the legacy of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, for the distinctive and enjoyable The Bones Of Art. Turre wrote the bulk of the material, often in tribute to other musicians, like fellow trombonists…
4/12 - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory - Batavia, IL 4/13 - CSPS Hall - Cedar Rapids, IA 4/16 - Musical Instrument Museum - MIM - Phoenix, AZ 4/17 - Harris Center/Three Stages at Folsom Lake College - Folsom, CA
“Daniel Melingo is one of the quirky celebrities of the Buenos Aires tango scene. He’s a singer and actor with a gruff voice and a stage persona that veers between Charlie Chaplin and Tom Waits. But he’s also an impressive multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, keyboards and clarinet, and has set out to provide new and often experimental settings for Argentina’s most celebrated dance style. As ever, he sings about his city’s lowlife, and uses the persona of a linyera (a vagabond) as the starting point for his unusual and sophisticated songs. The opener, La Cancion De Linyera, is a jaunty tango driven on by the bandoneon concertina, but elsewhere he adds bluesy guitar lines and jazzy trombone, and includes a charming, crooned treatment of a song by the great Chilean singer Violeta Parra, and his own setting of a Lorca poem.”—Melingo: Linyera review – Buenos Aires star’s inventive take on tango - 4 STARS - The Guardian