Toumani & Sidiki

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  • Summary: The release of unaccompanied kora duets from the father and son duo of Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté was produced by Nick Gold, Jerry Boys, and Lucy Duran.
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  1. May 1, 2014
    90
    This is a vital album for anyone interested in how musical traditions are disseminated, absorbed and reinvented.
  2. 85
    Toumani & Sidiki feels like an freshly unearthed artefact, steeped in the influence of centuries.
  3. May 1, 2014
    80
    It's a virtuoso, and mostly upbeat collaboration, but the best track is the one new composition, Lampedusa, a gently exquisite lament for African migrants who died trying to reach Europe.
  4. 80
    Despite the limited instrumental palette, there’s a broad variety of approaches.
  5. Uncut
    May 1, 2014
    80
    A subtle, unshowy set it may be, but Toumani & Sidiki shows that this particular family affair will endure... perhaps for another 70 generations. [May 2014, p.75]
  6. Jan 12, 2015
    80
    Pensive or hyperactive, the duets are always gorgeous.
  7. May 22, 2014
    70
    Toumani & Sidiki is neither a reinvention nor a encapsulation of the griot tradition, but rather a timely statement of the importance and endurance of tradition.

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