Mali in Oak is the third release from Globe Music, the new record label I founded and manage for Shakespeare’s Globe.
Featuring Nigerian kora virtuoso and cellist Tunde Jegede and the innovative and dynamic South African guitarist Derek Gripper, this is a disc of Malian griot repertoire, recorded in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse under the aegis of the John Williams festival of plucked strings from around the Globe.
Our new label is distributed internationally by Select and Naxos of America and can be found on all major digital platforms (Spotify, Apple, Amazon, etc.) as well as being available for purchase or streaming on the Globe Player.
This is my third disc as producer. Mali in Oak came out just this month and is starting to win plaudits from critics, winning five stars as the Evening Standard’s Album of the Week (World) and featuring on Songlines Top of the World in their April issue. Here’s the ES review below.