Music Review: Together at Last

AFROCUBISM by various artists (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
by Keith Goetzman
March-April 2011
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Afrocubism is the makeup session for a missed date: The Cuban and Malian musicians on the album were supposed to have played on the 1996 recordings that became the best-selling Buena Vista Social Club. Visa problems kept the Malians home, that album made history, and now the players have reconvened for a project that explores their countries’ musical and cultural links. Hearing Cuban styles like son and rumba swept along by gourd drums and thumb pianos is a mellow joy.

Cover-MA11-thumbnailThis article first appeared in the March-April 2011 issue of Utne Reader.

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