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[ Marabi Records / CD - released 12/Jul/2007 ]
‘Nour’ from Mauritanian singer songwriter Malouma, is a singular encounter between the Orient and the Occident. She draws her inspiration from the blues and various western influences.
The Mande Variations
[ BMG / ADA / CD - released 18/Feb/2008 ]
For Diabaté, this album is a means of expressing something more intimate and getting in touch with emotions that lie deep at the core of the self. Playing solo obviously gives the virtuoso kora-player more scope for improvisation, too.