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VA - Mandekalou-The Art And Soul Of The Mande Griots (2004)

5-10-2013, 23:32

VA - Mandekalou-The Art And Soul Of The Mande Griots (2004)

Artist : VA
Title Of Album : Mandekalou-The Art And Soul Of The Mande Griots
Year Of Release : 20 Jul 2004
Label : Syllart Production
Genre : World, Ethnic & African
Quality : Flac (Trakcs)+Cue+Log / MP3
Bitrate : Lossless / CBR 320 kbps
Total Size : 390 MB / 140 MB

Produced by Ibrahima Sylla, this is thought to be a once in a lifetime gathering of West African musicians, a griot supergroup. Although, in the end there was a second reunion. If your curiosity was sparked by AfroCubism and you want to explore some of the Malian roots, look no further. You're in for a treat. This is raw intense expressive music, with plenty of poweful vocals set to a background of traditional acoustic sounds. And the best news? The Frenchie producer who loves to put synth programming next to music greater than his narrow-minded colonialist worldview was left out. I can't thank Mr Sylla enough. And I'd even say, Allahu Akbar!

If you're familiar with West African music you will recognise some of these names connected to Maravillas de Mali (later National Badema), Rail Band de Bamako, Les Ambassadeurs, Bembeya Jazz National, and more recently, AfroCubism.

Now, I found a little reference in AfroCubism to a song on this album. On track 3 (Karamo) check out the phrases from 2:20 to 2:40. Got it? Now check this album's track 5 (Mouctari) from 3:30 to 3:40 - same phrases in a lower tempo. A subtle hommage? A playful wink? I don't know, but I love this sort of stuff and I have amassed a good collection of them. Anyway, hope you enjoy the music.

Finally, I took the trouble of OCR-ing the booklet because there's plenty of interesting info there. Just read below.

01 - Kandia, Kerfala, Kasse Mady - Malissadio
02 - Bambino, Kemo, Bako - Keme Bourama
03 - Kasse Mady, Bako, Bambino, Kandia - Touramagan
04 - Bambino, Kandia, Kerfala - Anka De
05 - Lafia, Bambino, Kasse Mady - Mouctari
06 - All Stars - Nare Maghan (Soundiata)

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