VA - Mandekalou-The Art And Soul Of The Mande Griots (2004)
EAC RIP | Flac (Track)+CUE+LOG ~ 390 MB | 06 Tracks | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps ~ 140 MB | ArtWork
Genre: World, Ethnic & African | Label: Syllart Production | Release date: 20 Jul 2004
Produced by Ibrahima Sylla, this is thought to be a once in a lifetime gathering of West African musicians, a griot supergroup. Although, in the end there was a second reunion. If your curiosity was sparked by AfroCubism and you want to explore some of the Malian roots, look no further. You're in for a treat. This is raw intense expressive music, with plenty of poweful vocals set to a background of traditional acoustic sounds. And the best news? The Frenchie producer who loves to put synth programming next to music greater than his narrow-minded colonialist worldview was left out. I can't thank Mr Sylla enough. And I'd even say, Allahu Akbar!