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Tientalaw: Zani Diabaté & Les Héritiers

Zani Diabaté will always be best known for his work with the Super Djata Band, Mali’s first private orchestra – but this album, his last recording, was made with a far smaller dozen-strong ensemble.

BWA Beats

Much of the music that has emanated from the West African nation of Mali has been the lyrical sounds of the kora and traditional vocal styles.

Chili Houritki

Mounira Mitchala is known as the ‘gentle panther’ in her homeland, Chad.

Bonga: Hora Kota

To describe Bonga as a prolific artist is perhaps an understatement.

Sory Kandia Kouyate: Le Voix De La Revolution

Continuing their remarkable service to African music, Sterns have released another ‘power pack’ of legendary recordings, this time from the much-loved Guinean singer Sory Kandia Kouyaté.…

Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane: Thiossane

Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane has been described as “part of the very fabric of Senegalese national identity” yet, remarkably, this is his first album recorded and released as lead artist.

Tcheka: Dor De Mar

When African Business reviewed the young Cape Verdean artist Mayra Andrade’s CD Studio 109 in June last year, it was noted that these Atlantic islands have steadily produced a great number of female singing stars, but very few male voices.