9 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

We’re always captivated by Toumani Diabaté's very nearly superhuman ability with the kora. But backed by a full orchestra, something truly magical happens. Blending traditional Malian instruments and vocalizations with Western musical styles, mixing folk melodies with dance rhythms, the relentlessly innovative Diabaté creates something vivacious, new, and totally unrepeatable. We dare you to keep yourself from dancing to the exultant "Ya Fama," the shimmering "Boulevard de l'Indépendance," or the red-hot, Latin-tinged "Africa Challenge."

EDITORS’ NOTES

We’re always captivated by Toumani Diabaté's very nearly superhuman ability with the kora. But backed by a full orchestra, something truly magical happens. Blending traditional Malian instruments and vocalizations with Western musical styles, mixing folk melodies with dance rhythms, the relentlessly innovative Diabaté creates something vivacious, new, and totally unrepeatable. We dare you to keep yourself from dancing to the exultant "Ya Fama," the shimmering "Boulevard de l'Indépendance," or the red-hot, Latin-tinged "Africa Challenge."

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