Here's a second helping of music from Mali, but with a different flavour.
Wande Kouyaté is a djeli from a traditional Malinké griot family. She is one of the 'older' generation of Malian divas and has been a diva for quite a long time.
This cassette from 1986 is remarkable not just by the quality of Wande's singing, but also by the wonderful authentic ambience of the recording. I am certain that this recording was not made in a studio. It's too dynamic, too 'live', too real.
Wonderful Konadus Band Alau Records 1977
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