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The Travel Blues in Mali

The Travel Blues in Mali

Mali is famous for it’s music but I haven’t heard much and haven’t tried to find it.  I’ve been singing my own song and I’d have to say it’not very soulful. Having had a bout of literary diarrhoea after two weeks of paddling a pirogue down rapids and through shallow waters, I am now suffering, […]

Photos of St. Louis, Senegal

A collection of photos from the last few days in St. Louis… Went to a concert last night of El Hadj N’Diaye – his group play traditional Senegalese folk music. Staying another night now too since there’s more music happening on the beach this afternoon. I’m loving St. Louis – it’s a great town to […]

A confusing fusion

A confusing fusion

African and Caribbean beats from France Rochefort’s ‘Sites en Scenes’ Open Air Concert Saturday night photos Sunday night writing I’m sitting outside, with the drum pounding through the loudspeaker and r -everberating round the open space alongside the batiments of Rochefort. The beat is so strong, I can almost feel the vibrations through the soft […]