theartsdesk Radio Show 20 – from Mali to São Paulo
Latest global music round-up samples jumping Malian grooves before going Japanese and ending up in Brazil
by Peter CulshawMonday, 01 May 2017
Oumou Sangaré, Mali's greatest diva New global sounds this month include tracks from the scintillating new album from Malian diva Oumou Sangaré, electro-Sufi grooves, Afro-folk from Koral Society, the soundtrack from They Will Have to Kill Us First (about the struggle of Malian musicians against extreme Islamicists) and classic Cuban nostalgia from Celina González and Estrellas de Arieto. Not to mention some contemporary Japanese composition and São Paulo Frippertronics.