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Various Artists / Mali
Album:Mali Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:04/2005
Label:Putumayo World Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-05-08 Pull Date:2005-07-10 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:10 Jul26 Jun19 Jun12 Jun5 Jun29 May22 May15 May

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 14 Feb 19:Xris
Cafe Nakhil
4.Tue, 05 Jul 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian - Tokyo
2.Thu, 30 Dec 10:Sadie O.
New Blues Disorder Micromarathon
5.Tue, 05 Jul 05:La Chanteuse
3.Thu, 07 Jul 05:La Chanteuse
6.Tue, 21 Jun 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-05-05 
You know what’s amazing about Mali? Putumayo put together a collection of Malian music that does not include some of Mali’s biggest stars (Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangara for example), and it’s STILL really, really good and impressively varied as befits Mali. Can everybody from Mali sing? Play it all!!!

1. Bright midtempo blend of vox/strings/perc. Warm, swaying.
2. Relaxed vox/strings/chorus. Delicious.
3. Down & dirty Malian blues. Great harmonica.
4. More blues, this time w/great use of guitars/vocals.
5. Sweet female vocals, bright kora. Midtempo.
6. Instrumental duet (w/Habib Koite) for guitar/balafon. Midtempo.
7. Soaring vox/gitar/perc. Relaxed but powerful.
8. Malian bluesy w/great vocals. Accordion/perc/strings.
9. Sort of Malian house music. Infectious beats, great vox.
10. Warm female vox, starts lowkey, gets into a dance groove.
11. Live track (applause at 1st). Great energy, a fun jam. Yay!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Diallo, Moussa Maninda
2.Koite, Habib & Bamada Kanawa
3.Soumaoro, Idrissa Ouili Ka Bo
4.Tinariwen Amassakoul 'n' Tenere
5.Diakite, Ramatou Gembi
6.Diabate, Keletigui Koulandian
7.Diakite, Tom Fala
8.Traore, Boubacar Kanou
9.Bagayogo, Issa Bana
10.Sidibe, Mamou Bassa Kele
11.Koite, Habib & Bamada Saramaya