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Bartlett, along with Dr. John and the Kronos Quartet, is one of the non-African non-woman guests on a CD explicitly “dedicated to the women of Africa for their resilience and their beauty”.

For the most part, this is a slick and relentless funk extravaganza, punctuated by instrumental interludes and with some bass frequency rumbles alarming to adult ears, but brightened by women’s choirs from Kenya and Benin.

Angelique Kidjo

Eve

(429 Records)

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