Since my first post about 'Tasidoni' Karamoko Keita we have learned that our hero is no longer with us. The more reason to raise a statue for this artist, who can been seen as a man of the people, a Malian amongst Malians.
He has no airs, no pretentiousness. Listen to the intro of this cassette: Karamoko thanks God and subsequently introduces himself and the people present at this recording session. I just love this cassette. It's so authentically Malian, so characteristic of the Bamako of the 1980s.
SS 87 (new link April 12, 2015)
Zulu violin dance from the mountains
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