Tuesday, October 09, 2012


Finekeba Fali Camara—Raconte la Vie de Madou Hakilidouman de Fana Vol. 1

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Vibe to griot tales from Mali today. The excellent instrumental and vocal accompaniment to this makes for a deep chill-out record. Settle in for the long haul. Ah, the life of Mr. Madou Hakilidouman. He apparently hails from Fana,which lies in a particularly culturally fertile part of Mali. Let that subtle, on-point guitar/n'goni work sneak up on you and feel thankful this gem made it to magnetized polyester.

Thankful blessedfully, indeed.

You must have meant 'magnetized', by that last one-liner. Lol. It is a chillin' cool cassette.

I shall 69 it now inside my flesh-some ears.

Mali?... that'll do me... thanks very much!
nice catch, thanks! fixed it.

Hi Brian

the N'goni's are with pickups (similar to the ones in accustic guitars) - Finekeba Fali Camara is in my ear a Soninké, as is Boubou Tounkara in one of your rcent posts.

As for Fana, quite more than a hour away from BKO towards Ségou, therefore in "classic" bamana-land (or bambara, if you like)

like your blog, can you visit mine please? need more visits there.
I like!
But if you want Mali-TradiModern-Chill-Out try with Bakoroba Diabaté
"Wariko" f.ex.

He is a Fini or Fune, a storyteller.

The rhythm is Bamana and the language also Bamana.
@ Ngoni

thanks, I find it sometimes quite hard - as with that tape - to catch the correct style.
How can you know, that it's a bamana rhythm?
Great tape, odd balance with the backing coming over louder than the storytelling - and what is that insistent backing 'vocal'? Is it perhaps like the 'amens' in US gospel, something like 'indeed! yeah!' ?

Thoroughly enjoyed this - without a clue what the story's about! Thank you
Great site.I added it to my bookmarks. looking forward to future post.
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