COMING TO ATLANTA JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL MAY 21! The Sway Machinery is an all-star band of NYC underground greats featuring members of Balkan Beat Box, Yeah Yeah Yeah's and Antibalas.
In January 2010, The Sway Machinery traveled to one of the most remote music festivals in the world, the Festival in the Desert, in Timbuktu, Mali. This record documents their remarkable journey and collaborations with masters of Malian music.
Chronicling The Sway Machinery's journey to the festival and subsequent collaboration with Malian singer Khaira Arby, the album explores the ideas of diaspora, pilgrimage and spirituality.
CD comes in a unique hardcover 80-page book, featuring photos from Mali, essays on the project, and lyrics.