London, UK – World Circuit announced recently that it is working with Malian kora virtuoso Toumani Diabate. Widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest kora player, Toumani has been responsible for bringing the instrument to audiences around the globe. Through his work with celebrated African artists such as Salif Keita, Ali Farka Toure and Oumou Sangare; combined with high profile collaborations like the album Kulanjan with blues legend Taj Mahal, Toumani richly deserves his status as a world class artist. Asked on his thoughts of Toumani, World Circuit’s Nick Gold recently said: “Toumani Diabate is the holder of the torch for one of the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful art forms. This is a music that has been nurtured and revered for centuries, and Toumani, a true virtuoso and master of his art, produces a music in which this noble history is both reaffirmed and enabled to connect with a contemporary audience with heart-stopping and uplifting spirituality.”
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.