August 26, 2014


I have added the last of the three songs I have of Fanta Damba No.2, recorded at the R.T.M. in Bamako in 1983 for the series "L'artiste et sa musique" presented by Zoumana Yoro Traoré (see the earlier post). Accompanying her were Bouba Sacko (guitar - also see here) and Moctar Koné. This song, "Macki", is really the first of the three.

Zoumana Yoro Traoré was a well-known presenter at the RTM. You may have seen him with the videos of Coumba Sidibé, Kandia Kouyaté, Ami Koita and others. Some ten years ago I heard he had moved to France; this was later confirmed by an article on MaliWeb, and by an article in which he was said to be living in bad conditions (little or no work, separated from his children/family). I am not sure if he has returned to Mali since.

So the order is:
1. "Macki", better known as "Maki" or "Maki-Tara".

2. "Duga" (or "Douga")

3. "Jajiri"


Anonymous said...

Hi WrldSrvc,

It is so good to have you back, I really missed your posts in the last few months: thanks for not giving up on us!

It is only sad that the blog revival coincides with the passing of a "musical hero", as you rightly wrote in one of your posts, who I learned to love in this blog:

May he rest in peace.

Best, Fabricio

WrldServ said...

@Fabricio: I was informed yesterday by Florent Mazzoleni. A tragedy, and a huge loss.
I am preparing a post to pay homage to this great star.

jan duinkerken said...

thank you for the fanta damba films