10/06/2007

Toumani Diabate with Ballake Sissoko - New Ancient Strings / Nouvelles Cordes Anciennes (1999)

«Back in the early 1970s, a recording by kora masters Sidiki Diabate and Djelimadi Sissoko called Cordes Anciennes first brought this rich acoustic music of Mali to the world. More than 20 years later, their sons, the now world-famous Toumani Diabate and the junior Ballake Sissoko, have come together to pay tribute to their fathers with 1999's New Ancient Strings. While many of the songs come from the original repertoire, the music is all modern Mali. Toumani Diabate has toured the world as a soloist, as a member of fusion groups like Songhai (with flamenco fusionist Ketama), and he has incorporated subtle changes into his music that makes it a living affirmation of the strength of the ancient harp of Africa. Together Diabate and Sissoko explore their fathers' roots while travelling their own new routes. This is the first all-acoustic kora recording Diabate has done since his stunning Kaira, released more than 10 years prior to New Ancient Strings, and it shows a mature and forward-looking artist that would make the elder Diabate proud.» (Louis Gibson, Amazon UK)

«The kora is one of Africa’s greatest musical instruments. With its 21 strings in two parallel rows, this harp-lute is unique to the Mande people of West Africa who once ruled the great Mali empire. The kora has been famous around the world as a world class solo instrument in its own right, as well as in collaborations in a wide range of musical styles including jazz, techno-rock and flamenco music.» (From the liner notes)

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13 comments:

Radu said...

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Knut said...

wow, grazie mille!

drfeelgoed said...

this looks wonderful, downloading it right now, thanx!

Anonymous said...

terrific,thanks

FuseRed said...

lovely concept - can't wait ot heat it - thanks!

FuseRed said...

that should be: can't wait to hear it

:)

Anonymous said...

hope this music will be in heaven
thnx

Anonymous said...

Great! Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Can you repost this. The link is dead. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot, Radu, for this and other beauties. any chance for their fathers' record?

Darío Cifuentes said...

Thanks a lot! This guy is just awesome

PEDRO JORGE PEU said...

MUITO OBRIGADO!!! AGRADEÇO A HARMONIA E A COLABORAÇÃO EM DIVULGAR ESTA VERDADEIRA MÚSICA!! PEDRO JORGE PEU - DE OLINDA/BRASIL!

Anonymous said...

viejo sos lo mas! la musica se siente como volar