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Diabate, Mamadou / Douga Mansa
Album:Douga Mansa Collection:World
Artist:Diabate, Mamadou Added:11/2008
Label:Harmonia Mundi Usa 

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Add Date:2008-12-07 Pull Date:2009-02-08 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Reviewed 2008-11-29 
The kora virtuoso from Mali scores another hit with this lush, lyrical release. His playing is beyond expert…delivering an astonishing array of sounds from his instrument, making it sound like everything from a piano to a marimba. Joined by Djikorya Mory Kante on acoustic guitar. At least one star, each track. All instrumentals, both original compositions and variations on traditional tunes.

1. Relaxed and elegant with an amazing variety of syncopated sounds.
2. Trilling, tripping, wonderfully light layers of strings.
3. Serene, midtempo, like an elegant court dance, yet bright & warm.
4. Sweet, midtempo with nicely fluid passages that merge well.
5. Starts mid/slow, gets into a gentle sway & slows again. Delicate.
6. A wonderful tour de force for his technique. Slow/mid & unadorned
7. Tripping strings and light bounce, a lively, spice-filled journey.
8. Slow/mid with a warm percussive bounce & sense of space.
9. Midtempo and lightly joyous, a warm and happy feeling.
10. Fast finger work, mid/upbeat and driving w/great sense of energy.
11. Midtempo folk bounce with a delicate touch and sweet melody.
12. Down/midtempo with a warm traditional sound and style.

Track Listing
1.Toutou Diarra 7.Joulafassa
2.Bi Allah La Ke 8.Donsoke
3.Douga Mansa 9.Kora Mali
4.Diyabarana 10.Segou Tara
5.Taabara 11.Kora Gabou
6.Bolomabory 12.Soundiata Keita