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Big String Theory
Bajourou
Big String Theory
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
This is a record with a pedigree. Jalamadi Tounkara's guitar fronts Mali's Rail Band (the group that served as the training ground for Salif Keita and Mory Kante in the late '70s and early '80s); Lafia Diabate replaced Kan...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Bajourou
Title: Big String Theory
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Globe Style
Original Release Date: 1/1/1993
Re-Release Date: 5/7/2002
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 029667307826

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This is a record with a pedigree. Jalamadi Tounkara's guitar fronts Mali's Rail Band (the group that served as the training ground for Salif Keita and Mory Kante in the late '70s and early '80s); Lafia Diabate replaced Kante as lead singer in the Rail Band as well. Bouba Sacko is an in-demand studio guitarist whose name appears on dozens of recordings by artists like Tata Bambo Kouyate and Ami Koita. They came together for one album and a tour, and this is the one precious memory you'll have of their collaboration. The guitar interplay is subtle, sinuous, and gorgeous. The voices swirl around it carefully and beautifully. Bajourou means "big string," referring both to the instruments but also to an underlying continuity of culture that the artists have woven together. --Louis Gibson

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"If you have yet to discover the pulsating, lolling rhythms of Mande music, this is a wonderful place to start. The artists on this CD are some of the superstars of Malian music and here they are at their incomparable best. Everything about this CD is tops, including the production. The music is quiet, contemplative, pulsating. One of the musicians here Djelimady Tounkara has become famous recently as the subject of Banning Eyre's terrific book, "In Griot Time". Read the book, listen to the music, drift away . . ."