Acoustic Africa (special edition + bonus CD
World Music Network
This Rough Guide takes the listener on a criss-crossing journey across the African continent, sponging up the most evocative unplugged music emanating from the great continent along the way. Enjoy the rich desert blues of Etran Finatawa, the Baye Fall Gnawa of Nuru Kane, the masakanda magic of Shiyani Ncgobo, and the Mozambican melodies of Mabulu.
Bonus CD: Noumoucounda Cissoko - ‘Faling’
Senegalese kora player Nomoucounda Cissoko weaves together his griot heritage with mbalax, blues, jazz, hip-hop and rock inspired improvisations. ‘Faling’ is his debut solo album and features Cissoko accompanied by Swiss musicians, Phat 4, who add shades of jazz and reggae to the acoustic mix.