Wednesday, 5 October 2016


Following up the previous post, a quick dip into the archive brought me this wonderful concert recorded in RASA, Utrecht by the ConcertZender.
Bassekou Kouyate & N'goni Ba avec Tamikrest (2013.Jan.31, RASA Utrecht)

Sahara Soul - A night of Malian music

2013.Jan.31, RASA: Bassekou Kouyate with Ngoni Ba & Tamikrest (in this page are also some videos from both groups, as promos for the Malian night)
Google translation: Sahara Soul pays homage to Mali plagued by a devastating instability. Two contemporary groups share the stage to hear a united voice from the musically rich West African country: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba and Tamikrest. Bassekou comes from South Mali and is rooted in the Mamana tradition. Worldwide it is known the museum instrument the ngoni, the predecessor of the banjo, to rock a lot. With his new album "Jama Ko" he says, "You may be rich or poor, Muslim or Christian, let's get together and enjoy ourselves."
From the north, near the borders of Algeria, get the Tuareg of Tamikrest. Their hypnotic blues is inextricably linked with a revolutionary spirit.


audio not splitted up into individual tracks, so the following parts:
1.concert Bassekou Kouyate (63:25) / 2.N'goni Ba avec Tamikrest (11:00) / 3.Tamikrest (7:32, short part of concert)
source: broadcasted by ConcertZender World Music Night (2014.May.04, Night)

petition: keep RASA Utrecht open

Just came across the news, that a very nice music venue, RASA in Utrecht could get in trouble caused by losing their financial support from the government/municipality. I remember having been there several times, especially a concert by Oumou Sangare in the 1990s springs up in my mind. They always have a nice programming there with artists from all over our globe.
I'll check in my archive if I can find any recordings made in RASA and if so will post it. In the meantime any of you wanting support a good global music venue, please check this link to a petition - If you sign-up to this (as I just did), you will be supporting a manguetique cause.
Just noticed in their program that 'Trio da Kali' from Mali will be playing there in 10 days time, wish I could go there, but will just have to do with this video:

Longer video of this available at the BBC

Friday, 30 September 2016

Various Mali from K7s (2006)

Follow up of the Guinee K7s radio show, here the one with Mali K7s, which actually was broadcasted by the ConcertZender one week earlier.
mangos for sale en route Bamako - Segou (1992, Mali)
As music from Mali is more known (than from Guinee), there's more info about the artists to find on the interweb. Included the basics in this post with links to more, hope everything provided is correct, if not just let it be known in comments to this post.

Listen to Ramata Diakite live at Montreal Jazz (audio from promo video)


Full Tracklist

1.Salif Keita - Bees (1993, K7, Sirga)
    Sirga K7 (1993, SOS Albino productions) Malian release of "L'Enfant Lion OST"
    Salif Keita discography on
    full K7 on YouTube: a1 / a2 / a3 // b1 / b2 / b3 (thanks Falilou Ndiaye)
    about the film L'Enfant Lion (Sirga): info / trailer
2.Djene Doumbia - Maniamba (1984, K7, Pure Tradition)
    born in Kankan, Guinee, grew up in Ivory Coast in a family of griots,
    recorded and performed concerts with both Salif Keita and Mory Kanté
    'Pure Tradition' was recorded in 1984 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    Djene Doumbouya YT channel - Djene with Sadio Orchestra at bandcamp
3.Djeneba Traore - Don Foly (2001, K7, Djon Mine)
    born mid 1970s in Bamako, got musical teaching from her father,
    recorded 'Djon Mine' K7 with Moussa Kone former guitarist with AFT
    (old) info from mali-music:
4.Kandia Kouyate - Mansa Youman (1994, K7, Sa Kunu Sa)
    born 1959(?) in Kita, Mali, became 'ngara' or mastersinger after a long career,
    which seemed to end in 2004, when she suffered a stroke,
    but in 2015 she recorded and returned with a
new album
    biographies: afropop / wiki
5.Mama Draba - Alla Sanouman - 2006 Kedo K7
    born 1968 in Mali in griot family, married with kora player Ballaké Sissoko,
    member of his group Mandé Tabolo (short portrait on
6.Ami Sacko - Mogo Ti Dja Be Ye - 2002 Mali Denw K7
    from Segou, Mali, at the age of 15 she started her musical career by entering
    the competition “Young Discoveries from Ségou”,
    she is married and performs with n'goni player Bassekou Kouyate
    biography at
7.Coumba Sidibe* - Namarato - 2001 Mansa K7
    born in 1950 in Koninko, Mali, died 2009 May 10 in New York
    sung from the age of 7, became in 1977 a member of 'Ensemble Instrumental
    National du Mali', was their first singer to represent folkloric material from
    her native Wassoulou region, later she started her own group Le Super Mansa
    de Wassoulou, which for some time included a young Oumou Sangaré*
8.Ramata Diakite - Yan Mogo - 2000 Confirmation K7
    grew up in the Wassoulou region in southern Mali, her aunt Djénéba Diakité*
    asked Ramata to sing backing vocals on her debut K7
    in 1996 her own debut K7 was a best seller and she became a star in Mali
    2009 Oct 30, after a year-long battle with Hepatitis A, she died in Burkina Faso
post about Ramata's passing / remembering Ramata / discography

note: * Wassoulou singers with tracks on The Wassoulou Sound - Vol.1 / Vol.2

Bien Sure! Il y a des
Mangues Crues en Mali!!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Various Guinee from K7s

Originally I started with a compilation K7 from Guinee, so let's continue with more from that country with tracks by various artists issued on local K7s.

my favourite postcard ever - Danseur Acrobate Peul (1993, Guinee)

In 2006 the ConcertZender radiostation broadcasted a K7 only show about Guinee, I could catch the stream. Have listened to it many times, while trying to gather background info about the artists presented. Well unfortunately there isn't too much on the global interweb, so in this post give you everything I know.

Listen to Sona Tata Conde - Mama Rose (K7)


Full tracklist:

01.Fatima Kandia Sylla - Bomboe (unknown K7) - no info some minimal info
      acc.comments from NGONI and on YT she has died (several years ago);
      to remember her two other lovely tracks: Béréboré / Sabar (rec.source unknown)
02.Kaniba Ouele Kouyate - N'lalila (unknown K7) - two K7s listed at natari
      born in Niagassola, Guinee, now living in Mali;
      her father is the caretaker of authentic mythical balafon of Soumaouro Kanté
      more info in the book Mande Music pg.144-145 (and note 77)
03.Kerfala Kante - AJ VD (1996, K7, Fara Fina) - bio at musiques-afrique
      former member of Tropical Djoli Band, solo since 1992 with 'L'Oiseau de Sankara' K7
04.Papa Diabate - Moussolou (K7, Mossolou) - no info
05.Sona Tata Conde - Mama Rose (K7, Wara Soneya) - short bio at wikipedia
06.Sona Tata Conde - Djeneba (K7, Wara Soneya) -  old info from radio-kankan
07.Sekouba Fatako Kouyate - Kosida Boko Ala (K7, Guigol Djama)
      one of the singers on 'Les Leaders de la Guinée - Various Artists' (2001, CD, Syllart #96125)
      died 2011.Jul.10 in Labe, see 
08.Yaya El Bangou - Dicko (2000, K7, Wo Koberato!!!) - no info
09.Les Espoirs de Coronthie - Bombo Naturelle (2002, K7, Patriote) - bio at musiques-afrique
10.Les Espoirs de Coronthie - Arabama  (2002, K7, Patriote) - their facebook page
      tracks not on detail discography, so must be from debut "Patriote" (2002, K7, self produced)
      hugely popular with their "tradi-moderne" music, hailing from Coronthie district of Conakry
11.Aminata Kamissoko - Ambition (K7, Ambition) - acc.rootsworld from Mali

NOTE: also played Ibro Diabate with L'Islam, NOT included here as previously posted on manguemusic see ibro-diabate-allah-nana-k7-1994

Profiter de la musique! Toujours MANGER


PS: same radio station did similar K7 only shows about other African countries....
....and if anybody knows more, has info, about artists and/or K7s, please comment....

Friday, 16 September 2016

Salimata Diabaté - 2006.Mar.24 - Amsterdam

Now let's go (back) to Guinee/Mali/Senegal with Salimata Diabaté.

2004.Dec.10 at Melkweg Amsterdam (photo by Frans Schellekens, source: gettyimages)
At 2006.Mar.24 she performed with her band in the Tropeninstitute in Amsterdam, the concert was recorded by the ConcertZender and a little later broadcasted on their radio station. I happily could catch it and present it here for your earal enjoyment.

About Salimata Diabaté

source: google translation of entry at
Salimata Diabaté was born 1960 June 27 in Dakar, Senegal. Her parents are griots (djeli or Djali in Mande), so she is griot by inheritance. Salimata's father, El Hadj Djigui Diabaté*, was balafon player and member of the National Instrumental Ensemble of Guinea, her mother Kadiatou Kouyaté is a singer. From her second year Salimata learned singing and dancing from her father, and when she was nine she performed for the first time in public with a group from Conakry. In 1970 she became dancer in the dance group of the army of Guinea, and sings and dances in the National Ballet of Guinea. With this company she first toured through West Africa and in the course of the 1970s, she travelled to Europe, the former Soviet Union and Cuba.
In 1977 Salimata Diabaté returned to Dakar. There she first became a member of the National Ballet of Senegal, in 1980 the Mansour Gueye Ballet and then Daniel Sorano's National Theatre. She played a role in the production 'Siege Of Dakar Linguere' by the National Ballet. In 1982 Diabaté began her solo career and eventually settled in the Netherlands. Since 1985 she travels with her ensemble Africa Salimata along the European concert and festival stages.
In 2004, a DVD appears with Salimate Diabate's performance at the Palais du Peuple in Conakry, Guinee. The same year her album Djigui is recorded in Paris, on which she is accompanied by ngoni, kora and percussion. On the album are songs and music from the griot tradition, together with her own songs with lyrics about social issues and personal experiences. The opening song is a tribute to her deceased father. In 2006 is released the CD Live Acoustic, recorded during her European tour.
Note: *in the RTG Syliphone archive are some 13 recordings from Diabaté, Djigui (probably Salimata's father) with wonderful balafon playing, wanna listen start with the first track Djamadjigui

Listen to a track from Salimata's concert:

Salimata Diabaté - 2006.Mar.24 - Tropeninstituut Amsterdam

setlist: 1.improvisation kora / 2.Djembe intro / 3.Boro Rokolon Ti Lola / 4.An Nou Nara / 5.Dunya / 6.Djoula Diabatela / 7.improvisation percussion / 8.Mankanbora - hunters song / 9.Saboui Nan Khame Ra / 10.Soumou //

bonus: Arafan Toure Group (live at unknown date, but could very well be from 2000 in Melkweg Amsterdam, recorded by ConcertZender)
source: broadcast 2006.Aug.04, ConcertZender Live

musicians: Salimata Diabaté - vocals / Adama Conde - arranger, balafon / Mohamed Alpha Camara - congas / Ansoumane Kante - djembe / Habib Kante - drums / Leiba Conde - guitar / Madou Diabate - solo guitar / Sekou Diabate - bass guitar / Fanta Diabate - chorus / Aminata Kouyate - chorus / Djibril Diabate - kora


2004: Live In Africa - Palais du Peuple in Conakry (DVD, label unknown)
2005: Djigui (CD, African World Music #AWM.00104)
2006: Live Acoustic - European Tour (CD, label unknown)
2011: Kolokagni (CD, African World Music #AWN.006)

Watch Salimate (all from awmmusic)

In GUINEE they sure EAT them RAW!!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - track (1994)

Scaning through my archive found a (to the previous post) related live track:
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party - Musst Musst
  • 1994.Oct.07, Live at Town Hall New York (from the WMI Archives - unreleased)
  • source: 2010.Jan.30, WFMU Transpacific Sound Paradise - World Music Institute 25th Anniversary Archival Retrospective
Listen here (or download at soundcloud):

related pictutre from the next year's 1995.Oct.08 concert in the same Town Hall

source: gettyimages

Monday, 12 September 2016

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - 1993.Nov.06 Music Meeting

Now let's move to some music from another part of our earthly globe, Pakistan.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn 1993.Aug.14 at
Central Park Summerstage in New York City
source: gettyimages
Some months ago I posted a K7 from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and now I have for you a concert recording from him and his Party recorded 1993.Nov.06 at the Music Meeting Festival in Nijmegen, Holland. I catched two broadcasts from this concert by Dutch Radio6 in 2010, actually both had the same songs, with only differences in the intro/outro's. So have selected the most complete versions.

The only thing I found about this concert is that is was voted #4 in the list of Best Concerts of the Music Meeting (voting held in 2014 with the 30th aniversary of the festival, see facebook item).
The top 3 was actually: 1.Salif Keita & Les Ambassadeurs (1985) / 2.Youssou N’Dour (1992) / 3.Baaba Maal & Daande Lenol (1988), well that's not a bad list!! Anybody any recordings of these???

Unfortunately I couldn't find any further info nor pictures of this concert, so included some pictures from 1993 concert in New York.

KHAN NFA 19931106 - Music Meeting Nijmegen (bc.R6-2010)

setlist: 1.Allah Hoo Allah Hoo / 2.Ali Da Malang / 3.Mera Ganj-e-Shakkar / 4.Akhiyan Udeek Diyan / (DJ outro)

many thanks to the kind people at for help with the setlist

In Pakistan (and India) they EAT them RAW also!!!