Africa resurgent: Like Vampire Weekend? Try music from the continent itself and its diaspora. A few top picks: the desert blues of the French-produced duo Toumast; the cross-cultural "Soul Science" of Brit guitarist Justin Adams and Gambian riti player Juldeh Camara; the dazzling urbanity of veteran Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab; and the wackadoodle beauty of mixes by Malawian emigrant DJ Esau Mwamwaya.
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