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.