Believe me, the exclamation marks are in no way exaggerated when introducing this cassette. The rather tame track on "Le Festival au Désert" doesn't do justice to the raw force of Super Onze de Gao. And the soft flowing dance in this video will probably confuse, rather than explain his explosive version of the takamba rhythm.
Technically this is one of the most chaotic recordings I have, with cuts and breaks and channels dropping off. But for its unbridled energy it is in a league of its own....
Super Onze - Achalal
Global Sampler vol. 49 – Various Artists
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