International Soleil Band – Ta Lassa (Mali, 1983, West African Music)

The International Soleil Band was a bunch of Malian and Guinean musicians who recorded a unique album in 1983 on the French based label “WAM“.

Ta Lassa“, the song presented today, is a track I always play in club and parties, groovy as hell, a blend of traditionnal rhythms, syncoped guitar riffs and nervous organ solo parts that sounds a bit like a tropical Giorgio Moroder recording – Enjoy !

International Soleil Band – Ta Lassa

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/QGH_asQTcVI

Best regards,

Armand

Sali Sidibe – Delygueleman (Mali, 1982, Polydisc)

Let’s travel to Mali this time with the beautiful voice of Sali Sidibe, female answer to the great Malian blues musician Ali Farka Touré.

Sali Sidibe recorded a few albums and cassettes between the late 70s and the 90s, and was the leader of the Kamalein N’Gomi musical genre.

On this album, she is accompanied by Madou Traoré (Guitar) and Molobali Bakayoko (Zither).

I decided to make you rediscover “Delygueleman“, a splendid deep acoustic song with a groove about the family and the good-byes – Enjoy !

Sali Sidibe – Delygueleman

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/KFArdSeKxBs

Have a nice week !

Armand

Ali Farka Toure – Radio Mali (Mali, 1976, Sonafric)

Following to this former post, I decided to make you (re)discover one of my favourite Malian artists, Ali Farka Touré, with “Radio Mali”, a short but very nice deep desert blues song – Enjoy !
Ali Farka Touré – Radio Mali
Have a nice week,
Armand

ADP017 – The Malian Selection (Orchestre Rail Band, Kene Star de Sikasso, Idrissa Soumaoro among others..)

Hi dear readers !
As promised (for a looong time), here comes the Malian Selection, 9 tracks of pure deepness from this beautiful country – Hope you’ll like it !
Armand de Preseau – The Malian Selection
You can download the mix here !
Tracklist :
 
1 – Le Kene Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale
2 – Rail Band – Mouo Dilo
3 – Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’IJA – Nissodia
4 – Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti – N’do N’do
5 – Le Mystere Jazz de Tombouctou – Wale
6 – Le super Djata Band de Bamako – Zani Djabate
7 – Le Super Biton National de Segou – Siseni
8 – Idrissa Soumahoro – Toi que j’aime
9 – L’orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako – Badialan Mallet

Sincerely yours,
Armand