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Album from the South African and British collective led by Coldcut, founders of the Ninja Tune label

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  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Consistently exciting, always surprising, and full of soul, Keleketla! is one of the most remarkable releases of the year to date
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  2. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Keleketla! breeds an impossibly enticing sense of hope that one day things might be better
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  3. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s an album that demonstrates the continuing merit of musical collaboration while also offering a hopeful counterpoint to a world all too often consumed by negativity and strife
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Coldcut and an inspiring array of South African and British musicians – plus the late Tony Allen – combine on this beguiling album
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    With contributions from over 20 artists, including such musical giants as Tony Allen and Thabang Tabana, Keleketla! is a collaboration of rare magnitude. It is at once a celebration and a call to action
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Keleketla! is a powerful combination of activism and musical exploration, bonding the sounds of several locations and eras in order to express messages of joy, optimism, and revolution
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    Provides a stirring reminder of how cross-cultural encounters spark new musical forms. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Galvanising, jazzy embrace of call-and-response tradition. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Some tracks lean too far towards tastefully decaffeinated worldbeat. But there are soulful depths and deliciously supple rhythms too. Print edition only

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