Mali Lolo: Stars of Mali

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
Mali Lolo: Stars of Mali is pretty much what the title implies: Mali's biggest musical acts collected to show the breadth of modern Malian music. However, there are a number of things about this recording that are done so well that this compilation goes to the head of the class as far as Malian collections are concerned. Smithsonian Folkways has been documenting indigenous musics for decades now. This time out, rather than attempt to document each artist with its own resources, Smithsonian Folkways has wisely decided to simply license tracks from existing albums on other labels. The end result is a recording filled with great productions, something that otherwise would...
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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
Mali Lolo: Stars of Mali is pretty much what the title implies: Mali's biggest musical acts collected to show the breadth of modern Malian music. However, there are a number of things about this recording that are done so well that this compilation goes to the head of the class as far as Malian collections are concerned. Smithsonian Folkways has been documenting indigenous musics for decades now. This time out, rather than attempt to document each artist with its own resources, Smithsonian Folkways has wisely decided to simply license tracks from existing albums on other labels. The end result is a recording filled with great productions, something that otherwise would have been cost-prohibitive given the star power involved. Also, on this collection, not only do they supply information on the songs themselves and artist biographies, but give a good background on the various musical traditions and from what groups and regions they emanate. The bottom line, of course, is the music, and compiler Jon Kertzer has done a wonderful job. Some productions sound decidedly more modern than others, but traditional Malian music is never left behind. Besides the human voice, guitar, kora, and balafon are the main sounds, even among the more contemporary productions like those of Habib Koité and Oumou Sangaré. From the traditional kora sounds of Toumani Diabate to the African blues of Ali Farka Toure to the updated Wassoulou sounds of Oumou Sangaré, Mali Lolo has much to offer. Very well done.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2003
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074050828
  • Catalog Number: 40508
  • Sales rank: 260,032

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Eh Ya Ye - Kassé-Mady Diabaté (4:23)
  2. 2 San Barana (6:20)
  3. 3 Nimato - Bamada (4:06)
  4. 4 Ko Kan Ko Sata Doumbia on River - Ko Kan Ko Sata Doumbia (1:06)
  5. 5 Noumou Koulouba - Yoro Sidibe (5:58)
  6. 6 Ya La (4:09)
  7. 7 Cheikhna Demba (4:27)
  8. 8 Fakoli - Super Manden (6:05)
  9. 9 Tessalit (3:58)
  10. 10 Iya Heniya (3:36)
  11. 11 Duga (5:25)
  12. 12 Hilly Yoro (3:38)
  13. 13 Vaccination - Neba Solo (3:20)
  14. 14 Yere Uolo (4:15)
  15. 15 Pirates - Les Escrocs (4:52)
  16. 16 Mansa (6:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ali Farka Touré Guitar, Vocals
Ousmane Kouyate Guitar, Musical Direction
Oumou Sangare Vocals
Jean Toussaint Tenor Saxophone
Afel Bocoum Guitar, Vocals
Nabintou Diakite Background Vocals
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez Double Bass
Guy N'Sangue Bass
Hamma Sankare Vocals, Calabash
Djali Madi Tounkara Guitar
Alima Toure Background Vocals
Oumar Toure Conga, Vocals
Aliou Traore Calabash
Brice Wassy Drums
Mike Williams Flute, Alto Saxophone
Benogo Diakite Ngoni
Julia Saar Background Vocals
Bakari Traore Djembe
Toumani Diabaté Kora
Mama Diabate Ngoni
Kandia Kouyate Vocals
Amadou Traore Vocals
Abdoulaye Diabate Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Habib Koité Guitar, Vocals
Lobi Traoré Guitar, Vocals
Paul Jayasinha Trumpet
Kassé-Mady Diabaté Vocals
Sékou Bembya Diabaté Djembe
Fousseny Kouyate Ngoni
Aly Wagué African Flute
Moussa Sissoko Guitar
Abdoulaye Traore Ngoni
Modibo Diabate Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Kabiné Keita Saxophone
Damory Kouyaté Vocals
Ali Dembelé Rhythm Guitar
Amada Diarra Balafon
Adama Fomba Vocals
Abou Sylla Balan
Baba Salah Guitar
Bagayogo Lassana Percussion
Bamba Dembelé Percussion
Basidi Keita Djembe
Amadou Sodia Vocals, Bolon
Souleye Kane Djembe
Rokia Traoré Vocals
Mamadou Diabate Kora
Vincent Bucher Harmonica
Ramata Diakité Vocals, Background Vocals
Cheick Barry Bass
Coco Mbassi Vocals, Background Vocals
Ibrahim Guitar, Vocals
Ballaké Sissoko Kora, talking drum
Lasana Diabate Balafon
Mama Walet Amoumine Vocals, Hand Clapping, Tinde
Souleymane Ann Drums, Vocals
Arahmat Walit M. Attaher Vocals, Hand Clapping, Tinde
Maimouna Barry Background Vocals
Mimi Barry Background Vocals
Amanou Issa Vocals
Abdoul Wahab Berthe Bass
Sidiki Camara Percussion, Djembe
Issa Conde Ngoni
Dramane Coulibaly Flute
Mahamane Diabate Balafon
Soulemane Diabate Bass
Diakaridia Diawara Djembe
Maguett Diop Drums
Aminata Coulibali Vocals
Koma Wulen Diabate N'Goni
Tata Diakite Vocals, Background Vocals
Salim Diallo Vocals
Chaka Cenvint Doumbia Bongos
Harouna Doumbia Karakeb
Ko Kan Ko Sata Doumbia Vocals
Foy Foy Guitar, Vocals
Zatien Gonsogo Tambor
Zé Luis Nascimento Percussion
"Petit" Kasse Mady Kamisoko N'Goni
Andra Kouyate N'Goni
Iblouse Kouyate Background Vocals
Fadimata W. Mohamedun Vocals, Hand Clapping, Tinde
Oliza Background Vocals
Fadimata Walett Oumar Vocals, Hand Clapping, Tinde
Mohamed Issa Ag Oumar Electric Guitar, Vocals
Boubacar Sidibe Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Kassini Sidibe Ngoni
Yoro Sidibe Vocals, Ngoni
Samba Sissoko Vocals
Ami Sylla Vocals
Zoumana Tereta Violin
Mamadou Tounkara Vocals
Lamissa Traore Tambor
Souleymane Traore Vocals, Balafon
Astrid Yellow Background Vocals
Baba Galle Flute
Fatoumata Haidara Choir, Chorus, Hand Clapping
Fotigui Keita Bass
Moussa Kone Acoustic Guitar
Brema Kouyate Bass
Demba Kouyate Guitar
Fanta Mady Kouyate Guitar
Sayon Sissoko Ngoni
Yacouba Sissoko Kora, Calabash
Mamadou Traore Karignan
Siaka Traore Balafon
Technical Credits
Ousmane Kouyate Arranger
Damon Albarn Producer
Lucy Duran Producer
Nick Gold Producer
Jon Kertzer Track Notes
Eduardo Llerenas Producer
Ibrahima Sylla Producer
Banning Eyre Liner Notes
Boncana Maïga Producer
Pete Reiniger Mastering
Jack Vartoogian Cover Photo
Moussa Sissoko Tama
Simon Burwell Producer
Michelle Winter Producer
Justin Adams Producer
Gerald Fenerberg Producer
Ballaké Sissoko Contributor
Lo'Jo Producer
Philippe Berthier Producer
Contre Jour Producer
Siriman Diallo Producer
Oumou Coulibaly Track Notes
Ibrahima Dembele Contributor
Ko Kan Ko Sata Doumbia Contributor
Bruce Whitehouse Track Notes
Tom Van Buren Producer
Thomas Weill Producer
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