Tag Archives: Mali

Musical Road to Womex: Al Bilali Soudan

Musical Road to Womex: Al Bilali Soudan

Our Musical Road to Womex section couldn’t debut in a more appropriate way than featuring and presenting you to a one-of-a-kind ensemble passionately and reverently bringing forward their century-old music tradition and spreading it “from the edge of the Sahara desert” to the world.  We are talking about the Malian...
Podcast: Rebel Up’s Nightshop #84

Podcast: Rebel Up’s Nightshop #84

Nightshop show May 2021 for Radio Campus Bxl & Rhythm Passport with 3 hours of new global sounds. Four songs of the day from Cape Verdian violins to a Sinti rom cello song, tamashek blues and electronic Latin-Arab bass. Our albums of the month first take us to Africa, with...
Daily Discovery: Ballaké Sissoko & Camille – Kora (Official video)

Daily Discovery: Ballaké Sissoko & Camille – Kora (Official video)

Enjoy ‘Kora’, the latest single extracted from Malian griot Ballakè Sissoko‘s upcoming album Djourou out on NØ FØRMAT! on April 9: https://idol.lnk.to/KoraSingle   The song and its relative video see the participation of Camille, singer of French lounge band Nouvelle Vague.   The Paris-based musician shared her experience on the collaboration with...
Album Review: Oumou Sangaré – Acoustic [No Format!; June 2020]
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Album Review: Oumou Sangaré – Acoustic [No Format!; June 2020]

Acoustic is a rootsy reimagining of Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré’s 2017 album Mogoya, but where Mogoya used a palette of beats and synths, Acoustic says more with less.  Opening with ‘Kamelemba’, a song of counsel warning women away from sweet talkers and playboys, Oumou’s majestic voice converses with the jittery...
Daily Discovery: Ballaké Sissoko ft. Oxmo Puccino – Frotter Les Mains

Daily Discovery: Ballaké Sissoko ft. Oxmo Puccino – Frotter Les Mains

Malian griot Ballaké Sissoko has recently collaborated with Malian-born French-based hip-hop musician Oxmo Puccino to release ‘Frotter les Mains’ out on NØ FØRMAT!: https://idol.lnk.to/frotterlesmains   “Like an uncle. That’s how I saw Ballaké the first time the Master (Vincent Segal) introduced him to me. Life doesn’t leave me alone, or...