Modern Duets, from DJs to World Music

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When two musicians team up on a song, the results can be stunning: the intimacy of a duet and the magic of a collaboration can capture the essence of two performers at their best. Critic Tom Moon discusses some recent examples:

Some "duets," like the one featuring King Britt and Sister Gertrude Morgan, can take place without a

hide captionSome "duets," like the one featuring King Britt and Sister Gertrude Morgan, can take place without any actual contact between the performers.

"Evil's Music"

by King Britt

from King Britt Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan

"Kala"

by Ali Farke Toure and Toumani Diabate

from In the Heart of the Moon

"Kaira"

by Ali Farke Toure and Toumani Diabate

from In the Heart of the Moon

"A Toumani"

by Songhai

from Songhai

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