Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela
Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (LRS2)
Available to order from 6pm Saturday 5th December
World Circuit Records has made its reputation by producing some of the finest albums of the past three decades. The label is best known for the Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club album (and associated solo artists Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo and Rubén González), which is the biggest selling ‘world music’ album of all time and has contributed to the phenomenal rise in popularity of Cuban, as well as Latin American, music.
World Circuit is also home to a number of revered African artists including iconic blues pioneer Ali Farka Touré (whose classic Grammy-winning ‘Talking Timbuktu’ album, recorded with Ry Cooder, brought the label early international acclaim), Malian divas and social activists Oumou Sangaré and Fatoumata Diawara, master kora player Toumani Diabaté, the illustrious Orchestra Baobab and musical iconoclast Cheikh Lô.
World Circuit continues to bring diverse, genre-defying music to a wider audience, most recently critically acclaimed releases from African masters Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela, and the Malian singer-songwriter Afel Bocoum.