(Thrill Jockey) If you like your Malian music beautiful, beguiling, kora-free, and not on an iffy CD-R purchased from the a guy also selling tea and "folk art," then this will be your cup of tea (do you want a CD-R with that?). Toure (and his friends) play seductive guitar plucked melodies accompanied by entrancing vocals that will leave listeners blissful. What makes this recording so magic is that everyone here seems to be world class yet the session feels low-key, casual and friendly, as if the musicians are hanging out and playing for each other more thans for us. So basically, these djelis jam!
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