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Surprised no one's commented on this before. Seriously good virtuoso playing throughout. Simple, yet complex, syncopated and shifting rhythms; intricate interplay of the balafon (wooden keyed percussion idiophone, a bit like a xylophone, marimba, glockenspiel or vibraphone) and kora (something like a lute or guitar, but sounding a bit like a harp). Amazing cheap price. Anyone with a liking for authentic West African music should buy this.
Mesmerising. Just close your eyes and listen.