This is the work of a confident artist, surrounded by musicians of quality. Keita's voice seems to have softened with age and the songs are mostly acoustic based with some fine backing singing although some pacier tracks have a good rythym section. Authentic in feel the album benefits from modern production without losing its African roots. At times it bares comparison with the fine 'Talking Timbuktu' by Ali Farke Toure/Ry Cooder, and it also resembles the recent Baaba Maal 'Missin You'. Although it lacks real stand out tracks this feels like an album which will be a good companion for many years.
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