Malian singer and guitarist Sidi Touré brings his finger-picking styles to the Crocodile Wednesday in support of Koïma, his second full-length for venerable Chicago indie Thrill Jockey. On Koïma, Touré stays in the Songhaï folk tradition from which he draws inspiration, but takes advantage of studio time and a backing quintet for a record of joyful dance music that's a departure from the spare duets of his first record, Sahel Folk. This marks only the second time Touré's toured the states, so if you're a fan of African music or just want to try something new, we recommend heading to the Croc on Wednesday.
Catch Sidi Touré at the Crocodile Wednesday, July 18th, at 8 p.m. and live on KEXP tomorrow, July 17th, at 6 p.m.
Watch a video for the song "Ni See Ay Ga Done" after the jump.