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Malamine
Aminata Kamissoko
Malamine
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Aminata Kamissoko, daughter of praise singer Kandia Diabate, is destined to be one of West Africa's great female singers. After a marriage at age 16, Kamissoko traveled to Ivory Coast and Senegal, apprenticing as a singer ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Aminata Kamissoko
Title: Malamine
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Stern's
Release Date: 11/9/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740042107922

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Aminata Kamissoko, daughter of praise singer Kandia Diabate, is destined to be one of West Africa's great female singers. After a marriage at age 16, Kamissoko traveled to Ivory Coast and Senegal, apprenticing as a singer in many bands and developing a wider repertoire and stylistic influence--never abandoning her traditional heritage as a jali but never a prisoner to it, either. The album centers on the powerful title track, a tribute to her adoptive son Lamine (also the kora player on the album). Kamissoko, who could not bear children, takes a huge step forward to proclaim her love of her son, in the process shattering a taboo in a society that values motherhood. This and the other songs on the album are delivered over a simple, mostly traditional musical backing of kora and percussion, with some guitar from the fluid hands of Zou Diarra. --Louis Gibson