The follow up to Afrissippi’s critically successful debut, Fulani Journey,
The daunting task of bringing the two together was diligently completed by producer Jimbo Mathus, guitarist Eric Deaton and bassist Justin Showah. How does it all sound? Extraordinary, in a word, as the driving pulse of the beat inherent to "Singha" is enough to snap one’s head back into grooving ecstasy. "Guelel Kumba" takes the listener on an autobiographical journey back to the author’s roots, while the call and response of "Leeliyo Leele" is addictively entrancing.
Alliance’s crowning achievement lies in Kumba, Showah and Deaton’s unencumbered and playful approach to creation on "Debbo Ngoodu." It raises
Once again, the team of Kumba, Showah and Deaton strike gold in one day of recording at Mathus’ Delta Recording Service in Como, Mississippi; an intercontinental "bluesprint" for the ages.