Diabate, Mamadou / Behmanka
Album:Behmanka Collection:World
Artist:Diabate, Mamadou Added:Jun 2005
Label:World Village 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-18 Pull Date:2005-09-19 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7Jul 31Jul 24

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 05, 2022:Music Casserole
Kora Boloba
4.Jul 01, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum: Saturday Edition
Kora Boloba
2.Dec 26, 2017:Old fart At play
5.Mar 13, 2014:Aporeia
3.Nov 23, 2017:Old Fart at Play
6.May 07, 2012:No Longer at Ease

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-07-14 
Just him on the kora. No other instruments added or needed. It’s the music he was taught by his father, kora legend Djelimory Diabate. Although now based in NYC, he remains true to his family and this recording is thoroughly Malian. It’s beautiful, classic, traditional kora. Extremely well-played and just gorgeous. Every track deserves playing.

1. Lovely, lyrical, midtempo. Creates a pensive air.
2. Bright, warm and welcoming.
3. Rich, intricate, peaceful w/wonderful melody.
4. Nearly 10-min tour-de-force. Bouncy, complex. So good!
5. Lightly joyful, mid/uptempo, delicious.
6. Elegant, soft at times. Reflective & graceful.
7. End-of-day work song. Midtempo, nicely repetitive.
8. Rhythmic, midtempo bounce w/great technique.

Track Listing
1.Touma 5.Kita Baro
2.Jamanadiera 6.Diarabi Kele
3.Behmanka 7.Sanfene Foli
4.Kora Boloba 8.Djimbaseh