Cherkis on Yaala Yaala
In Sunday's Washington Post, Jason Cherkis checks in again with Jack Carneal, the Malian music enthusiast and label owner of Baltimore's Yaala Yaala.
Now Carneal's got a fourth Yaala Yaala disc, a self-titled release from Yoro Sidibe, a Malian hunter and musician who is "around 70." The album came out last week.
According to Drag City, the Chicago label that distributes Yaala Yaala, "the grooves are as uplifting as any pep talk could be. They’re low and hypnotic — and after an hour of them shaking and rattling, you too will be loose and ready for what may."
Given that there's no music on Yaala Yaala's MySpace page, we'll just have to take their word for it.