It is the sultriness in Shekhinah’s voice that initially spurred my consideration for her – I first listened to her at the Blankets & Wine festival held in December 2017. Thus, with the cheery sass of a hopeful lover, I recently listened to Rose Gold, her debut album released October 2017. The album quality is […]

If you pick up a copy of Diario Mali, you’ll find that it’s a track listing of ten calm and stimulating duets weaving beautifully between the virtuosity of a piano and the kora. May I say parenthetically that I cried hysterically while listening to the album? This, in my opinion, owed to what constituted its […]

“Imagine an artist with Jaco Pastorious’s virtuosity, George Benson’s vocal fluidity, Joao Gilberto’s sense of song and harmony, all mixed up with African culture. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Richard Bona!” — Los Angeles Times, 2001 When I first heard of Richard Bona, I was not so particularly into the electric bass. Yet, whatever disinterest I […]