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Songhai
Ketama, Toumani Diabate, Danny Thompson
Songhai
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1

A chance meeting at a London house party led to this melodious collaboration between Mali kora virtuoso Diabate and the young, flamenco-based Spanish group Ketama. While Diabate's dazzling runs often give the impression of...  more

      
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All Artists: Ketama, Toumani Diabate, Danny Thompson
Title: Songhai
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hannibal Records
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Africa, Europe, British Isles, Continental Europe, Latin Music, Flamenco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 031257132312, 031257132329, 031257132343, 5016071132323, 501607113232

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A chance meeting at a London house party led to this melodious collaboration between Mali kora virtuoso Diabate and the young, flamenco-based Spanish group Ketama. While Diabate's dazzling runs often give the impression of several instruments being played at once, Ketama is a group with the focus of a single mind. Together, their music drifts up and down the African continent, ranging from the relatively relaxed, repetitious groove-oriented music of West Africa to the occasionally blistering, speed-clapping, and Islam-tinged sound of Iberia. British double bassist Danny Thompson is a model of understated support throughout. Mali vocalists join the group on the anthemic "Mani Mani Kuru" and the quiet "Africa," while Ketama becomes downright sentimental for "A Mia Tia Maria." --Richard Gehr
 

CD Reviews

One of the best
William Wood | Sydney, New South Wales Australia | 04/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Take one double bass player(Danny Thompson ex Pentangle no less)one Kora player(Toumani Diabate)and a Flamenco group(the wonderful Ketama)and put them all in one room and you will have something very special. It was sad indeed to find no reviews of this fabulous recording so I will TRY and do it some justice .So many attempts at mixing different types of "world " music end up in a hodge podge of sounds and styles that satisfy no one and merely dilute the source, but this is the real deal.The overiding feeling of this disc is PLEASURE...the musicians involved are obviously swimming in the delights of the music they are creating,the discoveries they are making about themselves and their music.This disparate band somehow produces a seamless and invigorating stream of music that will take you to places even they never dreamed of.
Buy it....."