After the first K7 from my visit to Guinee, now my favourite one, which is actually the last one I bought in Guinee itself.Heard this music a lot in the house where I stayed, and wanted to have a copy myself. So in the morning before my plane would leave the country, went to the local music stalls and bought this one:
|Kade Diawara - L'Eternelle Kade Diawara|
(1993/94, Ninibou productions, AM.126)
Back to Kade Diawara, there's not alot of information about her, here's what I know and found:
-in the book "World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East":
(on pg.551) One of the finest woman singers of the 1970s was the Guinean Kade Diawara, "the Archangel of Mande". She had a typically Guinean, open throated, liquid-sounding voice. In the 1980s she stopped singing - the result, so was said, of witchcraftdirected at her by rival singers - but in 1992 she made a strong comeback with her cassette "Kade Diawara - L'Eternelle", with a semi-acoustic backing ensemble.
(in discography on pg.561) Kade Diawara - Guinea's finest female singer in the Mande tradition.
K7 - L'Archange du Manding (Bolibana, Guinea-Conakry/France) - Rolling love songs with acoustic guitar accompaniment. Classic 1970s recording. [must be a copy of the Syliphone record, see under]
K7 - L'Eternelle Kade Diawara (AMC, Guinea-Conakry) - A brilliant 1990s return by Guinea's arc-angel, now in semi-acoustic vein. [THAT'S THIS ONE!!]
-(Hadja) Kade Diawara was born in 1940 in a village in Kouroussa (Sangbarala)
-in the 1970s Kade was the lead singer of the Ensemble Instrumental National (video, for more check his channel)
-in the early 2000s, she performed in the group of Djembe master Famaoudou Koyate, then operating out of Germany as far as I know, on his album 'Hamana Foli Kan' Kade did the main vocals.
-in the 2010s she's living in Coléah, a suburb of Conakry, according to some articles under difficult circumstances, but even then made some new recordings (see 2011 - Nimba No.013, 2011 - guinee-culture.org, 2014 - africaguinee.com, 2014 - afroguinee.com, as usual google likes to help with translations).
Before the full K7, you can listen here to a taped segment of a 1992 Andy Kershaw show in which was played a tape of vinyl recording of Kade Diawara:
and the opening track of the K7
Compiled discography of Kade Diawara:
-L’Archange du Manding (1977, LP, Syliphone SLP.62) (info)
-L'Eternelle Kade Diawara (1993/94, K7, Ninibou productions AM.126)
-Djinan Mousso (200?, K7, DDU.001) (info)
-Djoula (?, K7, CK.7267) (info)
-La Guinee Allou Baraka (2011, K7?) (info)
Kade Diawara - L'eternelle Kade Diawara (1993/94, Ninibou productions, AM.126)
Enjoy the music!! And always EAT THEM RAW!!
PS: anybody in contact with Kade: Please give Kade my wishes for good health and eternal respect!
PS: n'importe qui au contact de Kade: Donner Kade mes vœux de bonne santé et le respect éternel!