Continuing our WOMAD coverage - Salif Keita, Madalitso Band (from Malawi), Ziggy Marley, Calypso Rose, the Indian Ta Dhom Project, Vula Viel, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, and Pakistani spiritual singer Ustad Saami - all are performing at this year’s feast of music.
Additionally, Yankari will be heading up a Dublin celebration of diversity in Hotter Than July (July 28), and Tuvan masters Huun Huur Tu were in the Sugar Club.
Miriam Makeba’s classic 1966 album gets a definitive remastering in both mono and stereo (to be released in September).
A new compilation of Madagascan sounds focuses on the late ’70s, early ’80s.
The Kanazoé Orkestra is built on the Burkina balafon playing of leader Seydou Diabate.
SPAZA are an improvising collective from Soweto.
Blick Bassy focuses on the heroes and the crimes of the Cameroonian independence struggle.
75 Dollar Bill is a New York guitar & percussion duo, but augmented.