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Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba Routes

DIALI CISSOKHO & KAIRA BA
Routes
North Caroina-based Sengalese kora master Diali
Cissokho took his American bandmates to his
hometown of M’bour to record this album. The band
took their tracks back to North Carolina to weave in
some gospel vocals and strings, resulting in a range
from high-energy dance floor-friendly cuts to intimate
and comtemplatice pieces. Diali’s storytelling and
musical prowess give direction to Kaira Ba’s players
carving new paths across the Atlantic. The album
opens with cicadas in N.C., but by the end with “Night
in M’bour” you are transported to Senegal.