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Segu Blue

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Tabali te
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Bassekou
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Jonkoloni
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Juru nani (feat. Kassemady Diabate)
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Mbowdi (feat. Zoumana Tereta)
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The River Tune
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Andra's Song
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Ngoni fola
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Banani (feat. Lobi Traoré)
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Bala (feat. Zoumana Tereta)
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Segu tonjon
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Sinsani (feat. Kassemady Diabate)
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Lament for Ali Farka
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Segu Blue
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 62:37

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Manila

Genre: New age? Are you nuts?

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Fantastic Malian stuff!

musictravellerBAL

This album is my favorite from Mali in 2007. Can’t believe to get this at emusic. Download right now!

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Awesome!

RobSB

Even from a 30-second listen - try tracks 2, 3 & 4 - you will tell why this is an award-winning album. These guys are amazing live - I saw then at Festival au Desert this year. If you only download one Malian album this year then make it this one. You will not be disappointed!

They Say All Music Guide

The West African lute called the ngoni is a little akin to its descendent, the banjo. In music from the region, it is often employed as part of groups with additional instrumentation. Bassekou Kouyate, who’s worked with many Malian greats, takes it out of this context by leading a band with no less than four ngonis and producing some of the loveliest music to come from the area in recent years. Some of it is quite dramatic, like the opener, “Tabali Te,” but for the most part there is a gorgeous, lulling gentility to everything. The material is all original, but with a traditional spirit and with much derived from the repertoire of the griots. The big exception is “Lament for Ali Farka,” an elegy to Kouyate’s late employer, the great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré. Another local guitar player, Lobi Traoré, is featured on “Banani,” and singer Zoumana Tereta is a guest on several cuts, showing off a very impressive voice. Put it all together and you have a disc that’s nothing short of stunning. – Chris Nickson

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