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This review is from: THE MANDE VARIATIONS (Audio CD)
It's so easy to get caught up in the beauty of the kora sound - and this guy is arguably the best kora player around - and buy up all of Toumani Diabate's work. I bought this being familiar with some of his previous work and was enticed by the teasingly brief Ennio Morricone intro to Cantelowes - I must have it. I wasn't disappointed, it's a beautiful album and a good example of the classical sound and style of playing, but I agree with other reviews; if you don't want to buy the whole collection, his ''New Ancient Strings'' is a similar though slightly sweeter choice and probably a better place to start.