Ballaké Sissoko - Djourou
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Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #90 / 175
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Based on 13 ratings
April 9, 2021 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
musicOMH

The vocalists were deliberately chosen for their lack of connection to Malian music, and it results in a distinct yet divergent collection that balances the traditional sounds of the kora with outside perspectives.

75
Ballake is the master of the malian kora and it shows in this LP with some truly beautiful music
CheckedChucks
80
Listening to this was an experience, and if I'm being totally honest, it was a great one. The different sounds throughout this album was brilliant. And the vocals on the tracks helped to enhance that. The guitar was super heavenly, and my god it was a total surreal experience. What I would wish to hear this release again. Djourou did a spectacular job. Amazing!!!
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Track List

  1. Demba Kunda
  2. Djourou (feat. Sona Jobarteh)
  3. Jeu sur la symphonie fantastique (feat. Patrick Messina & Vincent Segal)
  4. Guelen (feat. Salif Keita)
  5. Kora (feat. Camille)
  6. Mande Tabolo
  7. Frotter les mains (feat. Oxmo Puccino)
  8. Kadidja (feat. Piers Faccini)
  9. Un vêtement pour la lune (feat. Feu! Chatterton)
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Added on: April 5, 2021