Various Artists - The Kankobela of the Batonga Vol. 2
After the seven masters presented on the Vol. 1 album, here are eleven more old masters, with more otherwordly songs, deep buzzing and mesmerizing time patterns. These recordings, by Michael Baird made in 1996 and 2008, together with Vol. 1, form a rare indepth focus on just one of many music microcosms in Africa that are disappearing. Sit up, take notice, feast your ears on this bit of musical genius – groovy, funky, ancient, modern.