Vieux Farka Toure - "Fondo"

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 Follow up to his 2006 debut, this is a solid step forward with the desert blues - so much the trademark of his late father - now broadened out by the introduction of more modern influences. Check out the dubby ‘Diaraby Magni for an idea of the newer influences and ‘Wale’ for the traditional side of things, including guest vocals from Afel Bocoum and ‘Paradise’ with Toumani Diabate guesting.  Highly recommended.  (Graham Radley)

(Vieux Farka Toure - ‘Fondo’ - Six Degrees 657036 1158)