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Afriki / Habib Koite & Bamada

Habib Koite & Bamada - Afriki

Cumbancha

One of Africa's biggest selling artists, it's been six years since his last release 'Baro.' The main theme looks at developing Africa's strengths and getting Africans themselves to see that what they have can be worth a lot and is worth championing. The familiar range of Malian styles is adapted on the track 'Afriki' by some nifty Pee Wee Ellis horn arrangements, this is music from the soul and from the heart and is just superb.

Graham Radley, 09/07