Established in 1993, Putumayo World Music was started to introduce people to music from various cultures around the world. In this installment, African artists and music get the treatment with fine results. Sekoubo Bambino’s ‘Famous” is blissful with a wide ranging use of native instruments.
The female duo Les Go de Koteba shine in their track ‘Tougna Fo’ with a jazz influence that combines their expressive vocals with saxophone. Another standout is Angola’s legendary musician Bonga who performs the drum-heavy dance track ‘Mulemba Xangola’. Overall, one satisfying, lengthy release that gets the hips moving as well.