The Rough Guide To Mali Blues
From the beating heart of the capital city Bamako to the rich musical soils of Niafunké, Mali has become synonymous with the raw desert blues sound. Featuring the likes of the legendary Tuareg band Tartit as well as Songhai bluesman Samba Touré, this Rough Guide also includes tracks by other unsung heroes, all of whom share the same goal of preserving a culture under serious threat.
The Exorcism Of A Spinster
Hope is a pioneering singer from Zimbabwe who plays the historically male dominated mbira (thumb piano). The Exorcism Of A Spinster, her debut solo international release, sees Hope speak from the heart about the country that she loves and the changing roles of women.
The Rough Guide To Blind, Black & Blue
A remarkable phenomenon in the history of the blues was the vast contribution made by blind musicians, whose legacy left a lasting impact on American music to this day. From ‘The Father Of The Texas Blues’ Blind Lemon Jefferson to slide guitar evangelist Blind Willie Johnson, this Rough Guide highlights the blind blues pioneers who, against all the odds and in the face of incredible adversity, were responsible for a musical revolution.