VA - The Divas From Mali (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image) +cue, log, artworks - MB | 01:11:59
World | Label: Network Medien | Release Year: 1997
The female singers of Mali have a well-deserved reputation for excellence. For some time, Mande jeli moussolou (feminine plural form of the word "jeli") dominated the Malian musical scene, but, more recently, the Wasulu singers have gained national and, in some cases, international prestige. This CD documents this musical preeminence by presenting mostly unreleased recordings by four Malian Divas: Kandia Kouyate, Mah Damba, Sali Sidibe, and Oumou Sangare. It also illustrates the stylistic differences between the Mande (Kouyate, Damba) and Wasulu (Sidibe and Oumou Sangare) styles of music. "The Divas from Mali" should be not confused with "Divas of Mali" (Shanachie 64078) which a very good recording, but this one is much better.