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THE DARKNESS BETWEEN THE LEAVES

Alba Griot Ensemble

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  • 2018

  • World Music Network & Riverboat Records

  • Produced by David Odlum

An unusual combination of 1960s-style folk with the ambience of jazz and the gorgeous jangling counterpointof ngoni and kora.

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a thoroughly impressive project, hopefully just a first installment.” Global a Gogo

a slow-burning polyphonic guitar trance in conversationwith the n’goni like a Bambara-inflected Pentangle” Financial Times (4/5)

tender twang and a seamless, international blend of styles. Stunning, softly spectacular” Pop Matters (8/10)

an unusual combination of 1960s-style folk with the ambience of jazz and the gorgeous jangling counterpointof ngoni and kora” Sydney Morning Herald

a charmingly fresh and bluesy set” The Guardian

textured stringed-instrument magic, poetic songwriting and murmuring harmony vocals…soothing, meditative and exquisitely beautiful.” Songlines (4/5)

The strings are graceful, the vocals wistful and the final product is a thing of complex bliss” Radio Nigeria One

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