Lifted from a truly jawdropping debut from gifted Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate.
Slow devotional Malian jazz on this 1970's masterpiece from the Orchestre Régional de Kayes.
One of Mali's longest enduring and influential bands, here fronted by Mory Kanté.
Probably the world's most gifted Kora player with another sublime stretch of cascading strings.
Another string virtuoso with a masterclass in distilled, heart-stopping simplicity.
Lifted off what must be one of the most played albums in our offices...ever.
The incredible Rail Band again, this time fronted by their original vocalist and legend Salif Keita.
Title track from the very last album recorded by smouldering Malian talent Ali Farka Toure.
Beautiful Griot rendition built around a sparkling Gamelan melody.
Standout piece from Oumou Sangaré, the "Songbird of Wassoulou."
Another sublime moment from the Rail band in one of its many incarnations.
Played on what is claimed to be the only 44 string Kora in the world.
Amazing 8 Minute version of the oft-performed Duga.
Despite performing prolifically since the 60's, it took until 1990 for this debut to be released.