African Blues

by Putumayo Presents

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Ni Koh Bedy 03:34
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Djamakoyo 04:26
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Totoumo 04:18
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Djigui 03:26
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Mali 05:25
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Alam'i 02:21
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Groove in G 04:27
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Muntu Valdo 03:11

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Powerful African voices and rhythms demonstrate the deep connection of the blues to its African roots.

Putumayo’s African Blues chronicles the return of the blues to its African motherland. The music demonstrates the connections between West and East African musicians, and performers from the blues’ traditional heartland in the U.S.

The collection is filled with engaging new discoveries like hard-hitting Tuareg singer-songwriter Amar Sundy, unfolding and grooving collaborations like the Belgian-Malian project Kalaban Coura and the unexpected blend of Mali Latino.

Taj Mahal, together with the Culture Musical Club of Zanzibar, gets down and deep in a slow-burning meditation on the beauties of Dhow Countries. Mali’s Issa Babayogo brings his characteristic, sparkling knack for gritty, melodic grooves. The ever-evolving Playing for Change band—this time featuring hip desert rockers Tinariwen and Keb Mo—reveals how globally malleable a good old 12-bar blues can be.

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released April 15, 2012

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Putumayo World Music New Orleans, Louisiana

Putumayo travels the world in search of exceptional songs from Congo to Cuba, Rome to Rio, New Orleans to Nova Scotia. Putumayo’s meticulously researched and curated musical journeys are “guaranteed to make you feel good!”

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