Video

Video: Mali's Samba Touré Drops New Album "Crocodile Blues"

[embed width="560"][/embed]


Samba Touré is the Malian guitarist, vocalist and composer whose African blues style invokes the spirit of the legendary Ali Farka Touré.  His new album Crocodile Blues (Riverboat, Aug 30th), recorded in Bamako, is Samba Touré’s second international release and a giant leap forward for the Malian bluesman.  His carefully crafted compositions demonstrate his own style, through his use of a variety of colors, languages, rhythms and feelings. Many of the songs represent different ethnicities and regions, as Samba sings for peace and unity in Mali.  Check out the psychedelic video for Touré’s song “Alabina” above, where he warns that no one really knows each other. One day your closest friend may betray you.  On the next day, your deepest enemy may offer you a kind hand.  Visit www.samba-toure.com for more.

 

Music
(YouTube)

The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (July)

Featuring Black Sherif, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, M3NSA x M.anifest, and more.

As the summer winds down releases have slowed down just a tad, but it's nothing to fear because a number of our Ghanaian music faves are in album mode, and it's only a matter of time before they let loose! In the meantime the rest of our faves have been steady dishing out that fire, making for another month of dope releases. Want the scoop? Check out the best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

The 7 Best East African Songs of the Month (July)

Featuring Nandy, Juicee Mann, Alikiba, Diamond Platnumz and more.