Warr Guitar and Chapman Stick master Trey Gunn is traveling to West Africa, according to a blog on his official site. He says among his contacts are some kindred spirits:

(K)eep in mind that some of the local musicians are Issa Bagayogo, Oumou Sangare, Tinariwen, Viex Farke Toure, Bassekou Kouyate, Salif Keita … This country is a roomful of true badasses.

Read much more, see pics and videos (be sure to check out Mama Sissok playing the ngoni) at Gunn’s site.

Right here.

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