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Vieux Farka Touré
Samba (Six Degrees Records)

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The first solo album since 2013 from Ali Farka Touré’s son and musical heir has nothing to do with Brazil; Samba in Songhai means ‘Second Born.’ Recorded in front of a small audience in upstate New York, the set combines studio fidelity with live energy as Vieux’s masterful guitar playing balances a trance-like quality with fractal bursts of urgency. A Top of the World in #129.

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