Orchestre Régional de Ségou – SNAC 2001

One of the things I love about music in Mali (in general) is that the music that you hear out on the streets in urban areas has such palpable roots in traditional music from the villages. You never feel like you’re listening to bubble gum pop of the masses. This government supported band has been crushing it in some shape or form for many years.

Bola‘s new release for Awesome Tapes From Africa is out now and available on limited edition cassette (see links on sidebar at left).

Awesome Tapes From Africa DJ sets coming up…Coming back to US soon!:

30.04 Gothenberg SE / Clandestino Festival at Röda Sten
02.05 Milan IT / La Triennale
11.05 Antwerp BE / Scheldapen (Cassette Connection tour with DJ Cinnamoon and Sebcat’s Taj Mahal)
12.05 Brussels BE / Recyclart (Cassette Connection tour with DJ Cinnamoon and Sebcat’s Taj Mahal)
18.05 New York NY / Santos Partyhouse Spencer’s GIFs w/ Teengirl Fantasy, Ablehearts, Tim DeWitt
19.05 Brooklyn NY / 285 Kent w/ Lamin Fofana and Chief Boima
20.05 New York NY / Lisa Cooley Gallery at 7pm
23.05 Boston MA / Spectacle w/ Debo Band
25.05 Seattle, WA / CAIRO
26.05 Portland OR / Holocene w/ Sahel Sounds
28.05 George, WA / Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge



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tim abdellahreply
April 28, 2012 at 7:17 am

Mindblowing! Thanks!

May 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Can you please post the time for the Lisa Cooley gallery set?
Keep up the awesome!

Adam Rotbardreply
September 4, 2015 at 1:50 pm

I worship you my lord. Super Biton De Segou makes me wanna go back to Mali during the seventies. this is a killer album.

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