Akendengue - 'Goree'

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Goree Island was the centre of the West African slave trade, a crime against humanity which Pierre Akendengue reminds us of and urges us never to forget as he looks towards a more harmonious future as he says in 'Lenya Lenya' - 'Tomorrow will be the end of our tears'. From Gabon, where he is a government cultural adviser, this superb musician, and poet has a career spanning over 30 years, 'Goree' is another excellent release and music with a message at its best. Graham Radley