Sunday, 11 September 2011

Africando - Ketukuba 2006

Format: wv + cue + log
Genre: Mambo, Salsa, Cuban Traditions
Release Date: 2006
Label: Stern's Africa

After a year of musical soul-searching Africando have returned with arguably their best recording so far. It is hard to know if it is because the multi-cultural band was galvanised by the premature losses of Alfredo Rodriguez (who arranged three of the album’s songs) and Beninois crooner Gnonas Pedro. Or is it the result of the maturity they have accumulated in the last 15 years, allied to the injection of new blood, in the form of Senegalese singers Basse Sarr and Pascal Dieng, and American salsero Joe King.....

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