Album: Cheikh Lô, Jamm (World Circuit)
Sunday 29 August 2010
The Senegalese singer's first album in five years is something of a return to form after a couple of lacklustre offerings.
There's a sensuous spontaneity to the arrangements which can only have been the result of a live band interacting with each other. As ever, Lô stirs up a potent brew of Afro-Cuban, African, reggae and flamenco influences. In fact, the cheery "Il N'est Jamais Trop Tard" even has a South Sea Islands vibe about it. If you've not heard Lô before, this would be a great place to start.
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