Friday, November 11, 2011


Awa Kassemady Diabate—Kayira Vol. 2

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Happy 11/11/11 (and Happy Veterans' Day). Mande griot music for the masses from Mali with an after-taste electronique. Maybe that's just this recording's tinny treble-heavy mix [editor's note--I don't equalize these rips]. I feel like this solid package of soul and virtuosity was worth sharing here regardless.

BTW--First release on Awesome Tapes From Africa is out now: ATFA001 Nâ Hawa Doumbia "La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3". You can find it at eMusic, iTunes, Amazon or hopefully your favorite local record shop. It's a beautiful album.

Awesome Tapes From Africa DJ set at Spencer's GIFs with Janka Nabay at Santos Party House in Manhattan on Friday, November 18.

this is killing it
this is killing it!
I have that tape and sound in mine is more close to the Awa in Baya video; the cassettes of Camara Production tend to good sound, but support is not very good and some fail.
Unreal!, I can't begin to explain what this does to my head
What is her relation to one of the world's greatest singers, Kasse Mady Diabate? Does anyone know? She bears his name.
Of course everybody knows Kassémady,father of Awa Diabaté.

Here Awa&Dad
Do you know what year this is ?
This one is SO GOOD.
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