Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Les Ambassadeurs, Rebirth

The Mali-based Afrobeat ensemble Les Ambassadeurs were an important force on the African music scene in the '60s and the '70s. They had an irresistable combination of funk and traditional elements, a full band presence and great call and response vocals, not to mention nice guitar work.

They return to us on a recent EP Rebirth (World Village). It is the band in great form once again, filled with the hypnotic grooves, the riffing hipness, great horn lines and vocal soul.

It is 20-minutes of stirring music. I find it very stimulating. Great!

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