Malian desert blues outfit Songhoy Blues have announced their third full-length album, Optimisme. It’s due out October 23rd through Fat Possum Records in the US and Transgressive everywhere else. The record’s title is French for “optimism”, a theme that reflects heavily in their activist-inflected music: Even while calling for resistance against oppression,…

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Songhoy Blues Announce New Album Optimisme, Share Defiant Single “Badala”: Stream
Meagan Fredette