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.