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By now an international star, Salif Keita scaled another peak with this back-to-roots album. After years of collaborations with rock and jazz players, he returned to Paris, where he'd launched his career, and stripped his music down to primarily acoustic basics. The opening "Yamore" unfolds over eight minutes as a gently plucked guitar leads to an overdubbed vocal choir. The most upbeat track, "Moussolou," salutes the glories of womankind. And when he joins voices with Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora on "Yamore," the interplay is downright heavenly.

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Hear And Believe

I find it hard to believe that I am the first reviewer for this incredible album and matchless talent. But so it seems to be. Just so you have a frame of reference, my cd collection has thousands (I'm old, I had a lot of time on my hands) of rock, folk, jazz, and classical selections. Mostly rock and jazz. African music I came to late, but when I heard it from the masters: Baaba Maal, Ali Farka Toure, and Salif Keita, I fell hard and fast. Trust me and download "Yamore" and/or "Madan" and be prepared to change your life forever.

Incredible

This album of Salif keita is pretty good. First of all I' ve listened to his music since I was a kid so this is just another of his great work. The music is very significant if you understand it, I mean I do understand because I speak the same language. I would Highly recommend this album for anyone.

"YAMORE" Such a powerful song, with passion, soul and energy!

I came across Cesaria Evora (fantastic aswell), after that, I heard "YAMORE" and feel in love with it.

Biography

Born: 1949 in Djoliba, Mali

Genre: World

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Salif Keita gave up a lot to pursue his dreams of a career in music. Born to royal lineage, with ancestral roots going back to Soundjata Keita, the founder of the Malian Empire in 1240, Keita was disowned by his father after announcing his plans to play music. Keita's dreams, however, were too strong to be shattered. Moving to the capitol city of Bamako in 1967, he was soon playing in nightclubs with one of his brothers. Within two years, he was invited to join the Rail Band. A popular, government-sponsored...
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