When we get to see live music again. If you do only one thing. Go and see this band live. It will reconnect your joy and love of music.
Formed almost ten years ago, born from civil war and a country divided by ideology, Songhoy Blues have travelled a long way, in every sense. Surely one of the greatest live bands on the planet, their dynamic and tenaciously unique style has enthralled audiences across the spectrum, bringing their musical culture to people across the globe. 'Optimisme' is an eleven-song, multilingual album marking a real musical breakthrough for the group. Musically harder, it's steeped in deep traditions of classic Malian music and desert blues and fused with an urgent and super-charged sound of now.