Tiliboyo (“Sunset”). Foday Musa Suso, kora. On The Kronos Quartet‘s album “Pieces of Africa”, Elektra Nonesuch 9 79275-2 (US edition) or 7559-79275-2 (European edition) .
Kronos’ typical “classical meets world music”. The substantial piece on the CD is Kevin Volans’ String Quartet “White Man Sleeps”. The rest is folk or traditional in string quartet attire, with a complement of various African instruments. Here, pizzicati, contemplative and ballad-like mood. Very pretty, entertaining, easy-listening, but not substantial.