Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA – Rounder Records has released an album, Mississippi to Mali, with recordings made by American blues musician Corey Harris. With these recordings, made in the field in Mississippi and in Mali, Corey Harris explores a musical link that unites two continents.
These songs find the very heart of the blues by illuminating both the African and the American elements of the music. On the Mississippi tracks, Corey is accompanied by Sam Carr, Bobby Rush and Sharde Evans & the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band.
His collaborators in Africa are guitarists Ali Farka Toure and Ali Magassa, and percussionist Souleyman Kane. Corey Harris is featured extensively in the episode of Martin Scorsese’s The Blues called Feel Like Going Home, which explores African connections with the blues. This episode includes many of the musicians who collaborate with Corey on the CD. Produced by Corey Harris for Koolhot, Inc.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.