Trio da Kali & Kronos Quartet
Ladilikan (World Circuit)
Take a fearless, classical string quartet from the US and mix in a trio of young Malian traditionalists, and the result is a uniquely transcendent kind of global chamber music. The Western strings of Kronos, Mamadou Kouyaté’s ngoni and the balafon of Lassana Diabaté are perfectly calibrated while Hawa Diabaté sings thrillingly. A Top of the World in #132.