The master picker and tinkerer of Mali's ngoni lute can rock out with any desert Hendrix. But on 'Miri' he abandons the amplifiers and record his most purely listenable album.
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews two albums from Youssou N'Dour and one each from Tal National, Les Filles de Illighadad, Songhoy Blues, and Amadou & Mariam.
In today's Expert Witness, Robert Christgau celebrates a voice that's a "wonder-of-nature."
Libertines frontman Pete Doherty will play the renovated venue's first two dates.
The dean tackles recent projects from Youssou N'Dour and 75 Dollar Bill, and a long-lost album from the late Vieux Kanté.
When's the last time you listened to Le Grande Kallé or Youssou Ndour?
Liars, killers, tyrants and the rain still exist in 2012, but you're probably still too hungover to notice.