More cool, hypnotic grooves from the limba playing Sakaki Mango and his band. Mango studied limba (thumb piano) under the late, great Tanzanian player Hukwe Ubi Zawose. He also plays mbira and the Congolese electric likimbe. This latest album was inspired by his roots in Kagoshima, in the deep south of Japan, including the distinctive local dialect. With this album, Sakaki seems to have cemented his own original sound, mixing African with Japanese influences on a contemporary, varied and highly listenable album.
1. Prologue 2. Russia no Hae 3. Yuniharizuki Rokku 4. Nhemamusasa Rokku 5. Chawan-mushi no Cumbia 6. Acholi Woman 7. Atarashii Nabe 8. Amagiki 9. Iotoi 10. Kome wa Nodogoshi 11. Hame Rokku 12. Small