Mariage cover
Released

This is a nimble one—kora, xalam, flute (RIP Ousmane Ba), and balafon played by musicians in Senegal and Sweden. The kids’ chorus is actually one of the best bits here, which shows how alive and open this music is. A complete sunburst, meaning it produces shadows, too.

Sasha Frere-Jones

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