Toumani & Sidiki: Rachid Ouiguini

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The beautiful sound of West Africa’s 21-string kora instrument is fully realized in a historic merger of father and son. Renowned Malian kora player, Toumani Diabaté—who learned from his legendary father Sidiki (senior)—has collaborated with his son Sidiki (junior) on an album of unrehearsed songs recorded at north London’s RAK studios. Dubbing their musical relationship as master and apprentice, Sidiki tells the Guardian, “My father is my idol.” Their intuitive and seamlessly fluid interplay can be heard throughout the entire 10-track LP, which is available for purchase from their website. For a peek at their brilliance, listen to “Rachid Ouiguini” on Spotify.