Various Artists

Sounds of West Africa

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This is an album of music from Ghana, Gambia, and Senegal, and features the kora and the xylophone. The kora is a 21-stringed African cross between a harp and a lute, and the xylophone here is actually a balofon, which has wooden bars suspended over resonating gourds. Rhythmic world music.