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Mali: Songs of Bambara Griot
Bassi Kouyate
Mali: Songs of Bambara Griot
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Bassi Kouyate
Title: Mali: Songs of Bambara Griot
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Buda Musique
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 322926926586, 723723044020, 3229269265822, 3259119746027

CD Reviews

Amazing skills of a Bambara Griot
papaian | Bay Area, CA USA | 12/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is a superb example of the presitigious skills of one of Mali's numerous griots. Bassi Kouyate stands out among his contemporaries for he not only sings with a wonderful sweet baritone but plays with great virtuosity the tamani (talking drum) and feli n'goni (traditional four-string lute, as well as an instrument I've never heard a griot play before --the 12-string guitar. Bassi makes the 12-string sound like a kora as he plays Sunjata Faasa, and his skills on the 6-string are something to be reckoned with as well. If you want to hear outstanding music in the Mande tradition, this is a must-have CD."