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Garrison Fewell & Eric Hofbauer: The Lady of Khartoum

The Lady of Khartoum, a series of duets between the Boston guitarists Garrison Fewell and Eric Hofbauer, is a lesson in advanced harmonics as well as a tour of global improvised music. You hear Louisiana, Africa and the Middle East in these songs crafted from two guitars and a boxful of percussive toys. Sudan looms especially large. Not only is the album named for the country’s capital, but 10 percent of the CD’s sales go to a relief fund for refugees of Darfur. That’s a good reason to purchase the disc, but so is the music.

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