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11/16/2020
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Filled with Sound: Bill Kirchen, Los Mocosos, Peter Himmelman, Johnny & The Mongrels and more

World Music Alert! The Dance She Spoke, by Seattle’s Duende Libre, fuses West Africa with the Americas in a totally delightful, propulsive and intriguing way. It’s an absolutely delicious concoction by keyboardist Alex Chadsey. He’s got one hell of a crew with him to flesh out his ideas. Drummer Bongo Busch and bassist Farko Dosumov are the most propulsive rhythm section I’ve heard in years. Percussionist/Vocalist Frank Anderson studied his craft deep in the jungles of Guinea and Mali. Now a septet with Thione Diop on a Sengalese talking drum and Jabrille Williams on electric guitar (hear him wail on highlight “You Gotta Go”), Duende Libre needs to be heard live. One day, we may get to go see them and that day will be cause for celebration.