Now that I've awarded this five stars, I'm trying to express what there is a about it that gives me so much pleasure. I imagine myself strolling into the Buffet Hotel in Bamako. There's a not-too-dimly lit, not very crowded dance floor. And there aren't too many people actually dancing; they're mostly just strolling or sashaying around like I am. And the band is playing, not on a stage but all around the room. Over there, there are a few guys singing a chorus. Right here in front of me, a sax or guitar soloist does a few licks. The mood is always upbeat but never hyped up. I'm not "listening" to the music, I'm inside it. So cool!
I've been to Bamako, but never to the Buffet. I admire a lot of Malian music, but feel so close to the Super Rail Band.