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Kasse Mady Diabate - Kassi Kasse: Music from the Heart of Mali's Griot Tradition (2002) FLAC

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Kasse Mady Diabate - Kassi Kasse: Music from the Heart of Mali's Griot Tradition (2002) FLAC

Artist: Kasse Mady Diabate
Title Of Album: Kassi Kasse: Music from the Heart of Mali's Griot Tradition
Year Of Release: 2002
Label: Hemisphere: 724354371325
Genre: Malian Traditional Music, Mande music
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,scans)
Bitrate: lossless
Total Time: 01:07:07
Total Size: 386 mb
WebSite: amazon


1 Eh Ya Ye
2 Kaba Mansa (The King Of Kaba)
3 Maimouna
4 Nyamalo (Let Us Be Cautious)
5 Jon Kunandi (A Loved One)
6 N'i Ma Sori (If You Don't Get Up Very Early)
7 Namanike (Farmers, Thank You)
8 Funuke Saya (The Death Of A Young Person)
9 Nareen
10 Balomina Mwanga
11 Balakono (The Little Black Bird Of The River)
12 Lafia Jeli
13 Madu Jeli
14 Danya (The Way You Were Created)

While he may be a new name to Western listeners, Kasse Mady Diabatй is definitely not new to the Mande music scene. He is, in fact, a veteran of Malian bands Super Mande, Cuban-trained Las Maravillas de Mali, and National Badema de Mali, as well as collaborations such as Songhai 2 with Toumani Diabatй and Kulanjan with Taj Mahal. Kassi Kasse should help to correct his lack of notoriety as a soloist in the West.
From the family of famed griot praise singers, Diabatй is one of the most versatile. This, along with the attention to restrained acoustic production, makes Kassi Kasse a pleasure to listen to. With complicated electronic instrumentation in international disfavor, the unwired approach of this album will please listeners who have had enough of drum machines and digitized hand clapping. Kora, djembe, and balafon rule the roost on Kassi Kasse. Diabatй sticks to his roots but the arrangements on this album show a deceptive calm and simplicity, and a great sensitivity and understanding of diverse music - Cuban in particular. Fans of Cuban music or its West African versions - revived recently by groups like Senegal's Orchestre Baobab and Guinea's Bembeya Jazz ­ will enjoy the restrained swing of "Maimouna" and "Balomina Mwanga," and note the tasteful use of the flute throughout the album. Other songs like "Jon Kunandi" seem to bear traces of Diabatй's other eclectic collaborations. Of course, Diabatй shines in straightforward Mande swing style, such as on the polished opener "Eh Ya Ye" or the pleasantly simple "N'i Ma Sori," which highlights the sublime possibilities in combining kora with vocals and leaving out extras.
In a time of international strife, the soothing sounds of Kasse Mady Diabatй are a much needed tonic to strident rhetoric and worse ­ and at over an hour of music, it's well worth it

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