Taffetas – ‘Taffetas’

Taffetas are a trio of musicians, two Swiss and one Malian. The lineup is kora, acoustic guitar and acoustic bass, with some occasional wordless vocals weaving in and out from a female singer. It’s a hypnotic and gorgeous mix.

Their first, self-titled album for some reason slipped through the tracks of the ‘world music’ scene when it was released in 2001. It quickly became a favorites of mine. I don’t have their second album ‘Cameleon’ from 2006 though I hear it is equally as good, will need to pick it up asap. Nothing online about them recently, hopefully they’ll get together again for a new album soon.

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Mr. OK Jazz is a 20+ year resident of Japan and spends all his free time wandering the Kanto area looking for jazz cafes, bars, clubs and record stores. For two years he hosted the OK Jazz radio show on InterFM Radio, currently the OK Jazz podcast. You can reach him at *protected email*