Friday, January 28, 2011
Video: AfroCubism in Concert at the Bataclan in ParisAfroCubism, the project featuring some of Mali and Cuba's finest musicians that was meant to take place during the recording sessions that produced the Buena Vista Social Club instead, finally came together 14 years later, resulting in AfroCubism the album, from World Circuit / Nonesuch Records, one of the best-reviewed albums of 2010. The band—featuring guitarist Eliades Ochoa of BVSC fame, kora master Toumani Diabaté, ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaye, vocalist Kassé Mady Diabaté, guitarist Djelimady Tounkara, balafon player Fode Lassana Diabaté—gave a brief tour of North America last fall, followed by a number of shows in Europe.
The final show of AfroCubism's 2010 tour took place at the Bataclan in Paris, on December 5. The concert was capture on video by director Niko Sardjvéladzé and produced by Mondomix. You can now watch the complete concert in the video below, via ARTE Live Web:
To pick up a copy of AfroCubism in North America with high-quality MP3s of the complete album at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store. Outside of North America, visit worldcircuit.co.uk.