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A 25-year-old star of the youngest Wassoulou generation, Sidibe backs gorgeously classic Malian vocals with instrumentals combining mellow flute and funk keyboards with strongly neo-traditional elements (the notes claim nobody uses as many traditional instruments). It works stunningly — even the heavily soul-funk final cut. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music, Rovi


Born: 1969 in Mali

Genre: Africa

Years Active: '80s, '90s

With her gutsy, neo-traditional vocals set to a unique blend of didai, sigui, and sogonikun dance rhythms, Sali Sidibe is one of Mali's greatest vocalists. Recording her first singles in the '60s, she helped to lay the foundation for the Wassoulou music of the '80s. According to RootsWorld, "A mixture of stark beauty and tonal richness, the music of Mali is compelling and enchanting. The voice of Sali Sidibe captures all of that range and depth." In addition...
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Wassoulou Foli, Sali Sidibe
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: World, Music, Africa
  • Released: 01 October 1993

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