Afel Bocoum – Songlines Music Awards 2021 Nominee | Songlines

Africa & Middle East

Afel Bocoum
Lindé (World Circuit)

Afel Bocoum 4 By Christien Jaspars
Afel Bocoum Lindé Cover

After years playing with the late Ali Farka Touré, Mali’s Afel Bocoum released his solo debut in 1999. He’s been relatively quiet in recent years, but 2020’s Lindé, co-produced by Nick Gold and Damon Albarn, restored him to the public eye with a masterful set steeped in his Songhai heritage but with help from a bunch of sympathetic global collaborators. 

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