Salif Keita

Just sitting here enjoying Salif's "Moffou" and thought I'd put out the recommendation those World Music inclined people on Agon. It's well recorded..probably in Europe...very dynamic...plenty of that high end sparkle that really shows off tubes. It's a studio album so it's not live and it's obviously miked as a studio album on a multi track mixer. But as far as really showing what a high end system can do it may be the best album i have in my collection. But it has a nice mix of laid back acoustic tunes and more up tempo music. Very pretty.

Any other Salif or related albums would be appreciated.

Its all in Bambara so if that bugs you not to be able to understand
Here's a few more African musicians to try out:

1.Habib Koite...

2.Daby Toure...

3.Ayub Ogada.. [imo a true masterpiece]

4. Geoffrey Oryama..
nice recommendation - I think it's the best afro-pop CD ever made.

you might want to check out:

Youssou N'dour 'Egypt'
Oliver Mtukudzi 'Tuku Music'
Baaba Maal w/Mansour Seck 'Djam Leelii'
Mahmoud Ahmed 'Ere Mela Mela'
Rokia Traori 'Bowmboi'
Mahotella Queens w/Mahlatini - pretty much anything
King Sunny Ade - Juju Music

for consistently good african music, check out 'the best ambience' program on kexp FM - available online in archived form for two weeks following each 3-hour show. Jon Kertzer, the DJ, really knows his stuff (25 years in the field).
Hi, I love him, I have a lot of his music, but you've already got my favorite, so I can't recommend anything else. I agree totally with the last post as well.
And on "Moffou" it's track 7, blows me away everytime. I wish I could find it on vinyl. Enjoy!
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