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The Riches of Rykodisc Revealed

The venerable record label Rykodisc is celebrating its 25th anniversary, with a great offer to listeners: just register with the label, and every month this year you'll be able to download five selected tunes from their hefty back catalog, ALL FOR FREE.

I just signed up, and January's tunes are from Ali Farke Toure & Ry Cooder, King Sunni Ade, Baka Beyond, Toumani Diabate and Taj Mahal with Toumani Diabate. Admittedly, I haven't listened to much Afrobeat - or whatever it's called - since that one Ladysmith Black Mambazo album I bought twenty years ago in the inevitable post-Graceland euphoria, but I'm looking forward to hearing all of these tunes. And their roster of artists is stupendously diverse, so I'm sure many more musical styles are on the way.

You really can't go wrong with this offer, so join today!

January 26, 2008 in Music | Permalink


Thanks for this! I'm a big fan of Toumani Diabete (and the late Ali Farka Toure). TD is performing in Chicago next week @ the Logan Square Auditorium.

Posted by: SR at Jan 26, 2008 10:23:17 AM