A guy named Phil from UK offers this guest post, an incredible cassette from Wassoulou music hero Ramata Diakite…
I was in Mali with Oxfam, visiting development projects in the north and south on which I’ve been doing communications work this year.
The driver we traveled with had this tape. And a Bob Marley greatest hits. We literally had them on repeat for about 2 days driving through the Sahara desert – it brings it all back! Later when I was back in Bamako before leaving for home, I found the tape in the market.
The song “Nana” kills me! All the different rhythmic and melodic lines. Man!