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MALI LOLO!
Stars of Mali

One in the Smithsonian Folkways series

Artist: Various

This CD showcases the musicians on the forefront of Mali's modern musical renaissance. It features the Super Rail Band - Mali's headliner group for 30 years - Grammy winner Ali Farka Toure, kora masters Toumani Diabate and Ballake Sissoko, Wassoulou diva Oumou Sangare, guitarist and singer Habib Koite with his Bamada group, and more of Mali's best talent. This collection exemplifies each artist's exploration of the rich ground between revered musical traditions and the innovations of modern Mali that draw upon a myriad of Western influences. Modern Mali, a powerhouse of African musical tradition, reverberates far beyond its geographic boundaries, harnessing its rich culture and history to create unique contemporary sounds.

With every purchase comes documentation that explains not just the sounds but their circumstances -- their who, what, when and why.

Many of the CDs are not accompanied by the originial album cover as some of them are produced only one or two copies at a time and the covers are not as readily reproducible.

$22.00 (1 CD)
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