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Diabate, Mamadou / Heritage
Album:Heritage Collection:World
Artist:Diabate, Mamadou Added:10/2006
Label:World Village 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-01-14 Pull Date:2007-03-18 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:18 Mar11 Mar4 Mar18 Feb11 Feb4 Feb28 Jan21 Jan

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 23, 2012:Afro Beats
African Orphans
4.Mar 13, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Aug 31, 2007:Baptism of Solitude (extended remix)
5.Mar 10, 2007:Cognitive Overload
3.Mar 18, 2007:surprise
6.Feb 28, 2007:Baptism of Solitude

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-01-08 
One of the undisputed Malian kora (21-string harp) masters. He’s fabulously gifted and truly poetic. Here joined on various tracks by guitar, balafon, percussion, bass). All instrumentals, expertly played and warm. Even in the slow tracks, there is joy. He lives in the US now, and the influence of American jazz is obvious, but not jarring.

*1. Happy, bright, w/a sweet jazzy guitar flair for extra yummyness.
2. Midtempo & hopeful w/a happy balafon bounce & great kora work.
*3. Starts mid, gets uptempo w/fast, fiery kora work.
4. Slower, an homage to AIDS orphans in Africa. Sweet, sad, lovely.
*5. Guitar intro, midtempo. Lyrical w/great interplay between strings.
6. Just kora & bass, relaxed, almost lazy, but pretty.
*7. Tripping balafon, busy strings, cool perc. Upbeat & so good.
8. Mid/uptempo love song w/jazz guitar & sweet strings.
9. A fairly traditional sound w/bright, upbeat strings & solid playing.
*10. Sweet, midtempo w/bluesy guitar & a light, playful air.
*11. Tight arrangement, great playing from all, mid/uptempo.
*12. Solo kora. Midtempo, a true tour-de-force. Bravo.

Track Listing
1.Sara 7.Djiribah
2.Joukouya 8.Behni Djayemoko
3.Foulaya 9.Gansana
4.African Orphans 10.Sandra
5.Salimou 11.Segou Blues
6.Fali 12.Yaribassa