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Issa Bagayogo's 'Timbuktu'

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Issa Bagayogo's 'Timbuktu'

Issa Bagayogo's 'Timbuktu'

Issa Bagayogo's 'Timbuktu'

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A CD from Mali's Issa Bagayogo attempts to combine traditional African roots music and modern pop sounds into songs that don't sound like throbbing dance-club tunes. Reviewer Banning Eyre says Timbuktu strikes a magical balance between roots authenticity and 21st century hip.