This is the last collaboration between the late guitar player Ali Farka Toure and kora player Toumani Diabate. The duo had won a Grammy Award for their previous recording, "In the Heart of the Moon". The album was recorded in three days in London with the help of an all-star backing group of musicians.
Unimpressed by the state of music today the two men decided to record covers of old music. Bringing some new nuances to traditional Mali music, the album demonstrates on many an occasion that the two are masters of their instruments. Light and playful it really shows how devoted they are to their home nation. All this from the heart music results in a beautiful and spellbinding recording.