BN.com Gift Guide

Tassoumakan

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
With his third album, Malian Issa Bagayogo and his producers have achieved the perfect balance between roots music and modernity. Techno Issa, as he's nicknamed, is a wonderfully gentle singer, and a very decent player of the kamele n'goni or young man's harp. And this singing are playing are the root of the all the music here, with its influence from the country's Wassoulou region. Add to that some rhythms that are as deep and funky as anything you could find in Muscle Shoals or Memphis, but done so well that they seem to glide in behind the melodies, and subtly drawn backing vocals and other instrumentation, and you have what might be the best mix of the West and Africa...
See more details below
CD
$14.26
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $9.40   
  • New (3) from $9.40   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
With his third album, Malian Issa Bagayogo and his producers have achieved the perfect balance between roots music and modernity. Techno Issa, as he's nicknamed, is a wonderfully gentle singer, and a very decent player of the kamele n'goni or young man's harp. And this singing are playing are the root of the all the music here, with its influence from the country's Wassoulou region. Add to that some rhythms that are as deep and funky as anything you could find in Muscle Shoals or Memphis, but done so well that they seem to glide in behind the melodies, and subtly drawn backing vocals and other instrumentation, and you have what might be the best mix of the West and Africa yet to come along. It's all done with plenty of restraint, which is the key here, whether on the slow "Joola" or the kicking opening track, "Ciew Mawele." Bagayogo, not the effects and beats, is the centerpiece here, and everything is done to give his songs the perfect frame. On the previous two records the team had been working in this direction, with mixed success. But this time they've nailed it on all 14 cuts. About the only way it could have been better is if he'd been backed by Booker T. & the MG's. This is a record that can grow on both sides of the world.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2004
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • UPC: 657036110328
  • Catalog Number: 1103
  • Sales rank: 365,712

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ciew Mawele (5:13)
  2. 2 Diama Don (4:36)
  3. 3 Koroto (5:00)
  4. 4 Numu (5:21)
  5. 5 Kanou (4:58)
  6. 6 Djigui (5:43)
  7. 7 Kalan Nege (4:07)
  8. 8 Dya Bana (3:41)
  9. 9 Dya (3:59)
  10. 10 N'Deri (5:02)
  11. 11 Touba (4:29)
  12. 12 Chauffeur (5:16)
  13. 13 Furu (4:04)
  14. 14 Joola (5:26)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Issa Bagayogo Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Ousmane Touré Background Vocals
Abdoulaye Diabate Background Vocals
Mama Sissoko Guitar, Soloist
Bassekou Kouyate Background Vocals
Yves Wernert Bass, Keyboards
Dene Issebéré Background Vocals
Mamadou Paté Diallo Flute
Karidia Diakite Background Vocals
Marie Pauline Etori Background Vocals
Nadine Founiapte Background Vocals
Olivier Kaba Flute, Keyboards
Sally Kone Background Vocals
Murielle Kom Mogto Background Vocals
Kankou Sissoko Background Vocals
Aminata Traore Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Katz Mastering
Mama Sissoko Composer
Michael Snyder Art Direction
Yves Wernert Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Issa Bagayogo Composer, Contributor
Philippe Berthier Producer, Engineer
Olivier Kaba Composer, Programming
Adama Yalomba Traore Composer, Contributor
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously