In 2007, award-winning Canadian banjo player Jayme Stone spent two months in Mali exploring his instrument's African roots, a trip that inspired the richly rewarding album Africa to Appalachia, a collaboration with griot singer and kora player Mansa Sissoko. Julie Fowlis recently hailed the album as "a triumph" in The Observer when she chose it as one of her best albums of 2008 and it was recently selected by fRoots as one of the ten best new albums of the month.
ian D. De'Ath
Seen in Hartlepool 29thJan,a mix of different sounds and ethnic blends a must to see and hear. The percussionist and bassist enhanced the sound
Seen in Hartlepool 29th Jan. Excellent blend of music, instruments and vocal talents. Highly recommended.