http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/songlines-top-25-mali-albums-world-circuit-nonesuch-records-releases-2015-06-19June 19, 2015|0 comments
Songlines magazine has posted its list of the Top 25 Mali Albums, originally from the July 2013 issue of the magazine, and included are several artists and albums familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabaté, Amadou & Mariam, Rokia Traoré, Oumou Sangare, and Fatoumata Diawara. "Mali remains a wellspring of great music and culture," says Songlines. "After much deliberation, we are proud to present the top 25 albums to come from Mali, reminding us that there is an endless amount to celebrate in its music."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsali farka touréhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/now-vinyl-classic-world-circuit-albums-orchestra-baobab-ali-farka-toure-ry-cooder-2015-04-28April 28, 2015|0 comments
Two classics albums from World Circuit Records are now available on vinyl: the 2001 reissue of Orchestra Baobab's much sought-after 1982 debut, Pirates Choice, and Ali Farka Touré's Grammy Award-winning 1993 collaboration with Ry Cooder, Talking Timbuktu. Each is available on double 180-gram vinyl LPs from World Circuit, distributed in North America on Nonesuch Records, and can be found at your favorite local record shop and in the vinyl section of the Nonesuch Store.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsali farka touréhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/grammy-awards-go-to-the-black-keys-carolina-chocolate-drops-ali-farka-toure-toumani-diabate-2011-02-13February 13, 2011|0 comments
Congratulations to the Nonesuch artists who were presented with Grammy Awards at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday, February 13, in Los Angeles: The Black Keys, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and World Circuit / Nonesuch Records artists Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté. Together, these artists' 2010 releases garnered a total of six awards.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsali farka touréhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ali-and-toumani-makes-metacritic-list-best-reviewed-albums-2010-2011-01-12January 12, 2011|0 comments
Ali and Toumani, the second and last album pairing kora master Toumani Diabaté with the late guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Touré, has made the Metacritic list of the best-reviewed, highest-scoring albums of 2010, coming in at No. 5. "On Metacritic, we consider 'great' albums—those we label as having 'universal acclaim' from critics—to be those with a Metascore of 81 or greater," says the site. Ali and Toumani received an 89.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsali farka touréhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/download-free-track-from-ali-farka-toure-toumani-diabate-grammy-nominated-album-ali-and-toumani-2010-12-17December 17, 2010|1 commentsDownload Free Track from Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté's Grammy-Nominated Album "Ali and Toumani"
Ali and Toumani, featuring kora master Toumani Diabaté and the late guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Touré, was released at the start of the year to great critical acclaim, with Pitchfork describing it as "uncommonly beautiful" and NPR calling it "breathtaking." At the year's end, the accolades continue, with the album making year's-best lists and being nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album. In celebration, we're offering a free download of the album track "Sabu Yerkoy" here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsali farka touréhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/afrocubism-makes-barnes-noble-top-10-albums-of-2010-the-black-keys-brothers-among-best-in-rock-2010-12-14December 14, 2010|0 commentsAfroCubism Makes Barnes & Noble's Top 10 Albums of 2010; The Black Keys' "Brothers" Among Best in Rock
"This past year has been good for new music from the more established names in African music," including AfroCubism, says NPR. Indeed, AfroCubism has made Barnes & Noble's list of the Top 10 Albums of any genre for 2010; The Black Keys' Brothers comes in at No. 5 among the best in rock. Brothers and Ali and Toumani, from Ali Farka Touré and AfroCubism's Toumani Diabaté, make The Huffington Post's Top 10 Albums of 2010.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsali farka touréhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-albums-nab-11-grammy-nominations-including-six-for-the-black-keys-brothers-2011-12-02December 02, 2010|1 comments
Congratulations to all the Nonesuch artists who were nominated for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, announced last night by The Recording Academy: The Black Keys, Laurie Anderson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, Stephen Sondheim, and World Circuit / Nonesuch Records artists Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté. Together, these artists' 2010 releases garnered an impressive 11 nominations, including a remarkable six nominations for The Black Keys' latest Nonesuch release, Brothers. Hear music from all the nominees on Nonesuch Radio.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsali farka touréhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/froots-best-album-nominees-carolina-chocolate-drops-afrocubism-ali-farka-toure-toumani-diabate-cheikh-lo-2010-11-22November 22, 2010|0 comments"fRoots" Best Album Nominees Include Carolina Chocolate Drops, AfroCubism, Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté, Cheikh Lô
The nominations are in for the fRoots Critics Poll of Best New Album of 2010, and among them are the Carolina Chocolate Drops and several artists on the World Circuit/Nonesuch roster: AfroCubism, Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté, and Cheikh Lô. This year marks the 25th annual fRoots Critics Poll. The winners will be announced in BBC Radio 3's World on 3 on December 3.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsali farka touréhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/anderson-toure-and-diabate-black-keys-andres-in-best-albums-so-far-2010-07-09July 09, 2010|0 commentsAnderson, Touré and Diabaté, Black Keys, Andres Among Critics' Picks for Best Albums So Far This Year
Metacritic.com has released its mid-year report of "The Best Music of 2010 So Far"—and three Nonesuch releases have made the cut: Ali Farka Touré's collaboration with kora player Toumani Diabaté came in at #2, and Laurie Anderson's first studio album since 2001, Homeland, followed it at #3. The Black Keys recent album, Brothers, followed up at #27. John Schaefer of WNYC's Soundcheck picks Anderson's Homeland, Ali and Toumani, and Timothy Andres' Shy and Mighty as his best of the year so far.Read more|Journal Topics:Newsali farka touréhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ali-and-toumani-tops-europe-world-music-charts-new-zealand-herald-gives-stunning-album-5-stars-2010-04-02April 02, 2010|0 comments"Ali and Toumani" Tops Europe's World Music Charts; New Zealand Herald Gives the "Stunning" Album Five Stars
Ali and Toumani, the second and final collaboration between the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré and kora master Toumani Diabaté, was released earlier this year to critical acclaim and has now made its way to the top of the World Music Charts in Europe. The Mail & Guardian calls it "a masterpiece." The New Zealand Herald gives it five stars, calling it "stunning" as does Jambase. Sonic Boomers finds it to be "an achievement of brilliance."