Toumani Diabaté is collaborating again. “Mali-Brasil” says the album’s subtitle. It’s him and two Brazilians, Antunes, the singer-songwriter, and Scandurra, the rock guitarist. The Brazilian voices grind dry and rumble, not always melodious, but the kora is melodious with whatever it does, and this combination is not quite like anything Diabaté has done before—the grubby nuzzling of Antunes and the honey trickle of the harp.
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