Spin The Globe just published a review of Dununya:
I hear deep traditional roots in the music, in which the balafon is most often central and other instruments play supporting (often circular) lines. It's the simple yet sophisticated music I imagine hearing in a West African village after the sun has gone down and the day's work is done. Okay, it happens to be a village with a well-rehearsed group of tight professional musicians, but you know what I'm saying.
The meanings of the eleven tracks, sung in Susu and Malinke, are briefly described in the liner notes: praise songs, love songs, even a tale of love between a girl and a magical hippopotamus ("Mali Sadjo")! Magic or not, this music is much easier to love than a hippo. And far better for dancing.
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