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  • Shane Cooper and Mabuta Release Debut Album, “Welcome To This World”

    Shane Cooper and Mabuta Release Debut Album, “Welcome To This World”

    Last year, bassist Shane Cooper launched a new project called Mabuta. The South African band is billed as a jazz quintet, but their mix of jazz, world music, and electronica blend into something that is hard to pin down as one genre. That’s evident by their debut recording, Welcome To This World, which is available... »

  • Shane Cooper: Bamako Love Song

    Shane Cooper: Bamako Love Song

    West African music has a special place in my heart, so I got excited when I saw this video of Shane Cooper performing his solo double bass song, “Bamako Love Song”. Cooper, who is based in South Africa, was inspired by the city of Bamako, which is the capital of Mali. He pulls from West... »