Label: Sterns Africa - STCD1095 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: African, Griot
Few voices can truly command attention, but Kandia Kouyate is one of them. A Malian national treasure and quite possibly that country's greatest female singer, she's what her countrymen call a ngara, a person with almost supernatural powers. And from her singing, it's quite feasible that she possesses Magamougou - Kandia Kouyaté - Biriko she not only exudes charisma, even on CD, but there's also a sense that she's barely using the extent of her gifts.
This collection of her songs based in the Bambara tradition is acoustic, a perfect setting for her. In addition to standard instruments like djembe, the marimba-like balofon, guitar, and ngoni, flute features occasionally, as do Indian violin and saxophone which sounds out of place, really.
But this is a disc that plays one of its strongest cards at the opening of the first track, as guest guitarist Djelimady Tounkara, from the Super Rail Bandunleashes a jaw-dropping cascade of notes as the introduction to "San Barano" -- a minute's worth of playing that's worth the price of the album by itself.
Richly and warmly produced by veteran Ibrahim Syllathe ultimate aim is to showcase Kouyateand that's what happens, from the raw, churning groove of "Tchegniba" Magamougou - Kandia Kouyaté - Biriko the rhythmically dense "Kadabila," where she seems to simply float over the rhythm.
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