Mali's Salif Keita sounds as sweetly granular, yet as irrefutable as ever, on his upcoming "La Différence," the latest in a series of
smooth, mostly acoustic releases featuring his longtime guitar
sidekick, Kante Manfila. Haiti's Tabou Combo have enjoyed a long
career as showy purveyors of the Euro-Caribbean dance music called
*compas.* And France's Lo'jo fill out this Gallic-accented
postcolonial afternoon with a syncretic blend of Berber beats, desert blues, and Wassoulou-tinged laments.
Sun., June 20, 3 p.m., 2010
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