Because I have nothing else to write about ...
It's often difficult to recall when or why I have acquired certain CDs. I have no memory of when I bought this one, but I think I picked it up on the basis of its price and on the fact that it contains a track by Ali Farka Touré and Ry Cooder (Diaraby) and another by Henri Dikongué (Ndol'asu). Also, I was really interested in African Music, at one point, especially musicians like Babatunde Olatunji. There's something about African drumming that really appeals to me. I love Brazilian drumming too.
Africanesque is a fabulous introduction to African music, containing roots music and well as other genres, like European fusion. It represents many, but not all, African nations. But, unless you like African music, you probably wouldn't like this.
Arabica - A North African Voyage into Sound
It's often difficult to recall when or why I have acquired certain CDs. I have no memory of when I bought this one, but I think I picked it up on the basis of its price, since I had no idea who any of these musicians are. The CD contains traditional North African musical styles fused with Arabian, Middle East grooves and European electronica. Some tracks are better than others. It's not a brilliant collection, but it's not too bad.
My goal for today is to finish my Christmas shopping.