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La Grande Cantatrice Mailenne Vol. 3 CD / LP

Awesome Tapes From AfricaSKU cd-3576

rare folk dance sounds of Southern Mali
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Awesome Tapes From Africa, a blog dedicated to exposing rare sounds from the African continent, releases its first record as a label. Mali's Na Hawa Doumbia originally recorded La Grande Cantatrice Vol 3 on vinyl in 1982, and the album contains four didadi tunes - folk dance music of Southern Mali inspired by everyday life and composed of three or four drums plus vocals - you won't easily find/hear anywhere else. Harp and guitar melodies mingle with various layers of percussion to provide the backdrop for Doumbia's bold, emotion-filled vocals. Although it's impossible to understand the words, the positive, uplifting vibe can easily be felt. Recommended (and while your at it - check out Lab Radio featuring Awesome Tapes!).

  • music label: Awesome Tapes From Africa 2011
reviewed by nakinboots 02/2012
UPC: 10410493, 08840834

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