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

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-01-14 Pull Date:2007-03-18 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Mar 18Mar 11Mar 4Feb 18Feb 11Feb 4Jan 28Jan 21

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 18, 2023:Music Casserole
Salimou, Djiribah
4.Aug 31, 2007:Baptism of Solitude (extended remix)
2.Feb 05, 2022:Music Casserole
Djiribah, Sara
5.Mar 18, 2007:surprise
3.Jan 23, 2012:Afro Beats
African Orphans
6.Mar 13, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian

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