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  • Audio CD (3 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: World Circuit
  • ASIN: B000EJ9KZS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,328 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Toumani
  2. Boulevard De L'Independance
  3. Ya Fama
  4. Mali Sadio
  5. African Challenge
  6. Wasso
  7. Mamadou Diaby
  8. Tapha Niang
  9. Single

Disc: 2

  1. Documentary (DVD)
  2. Interview (DVD)

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Toumani Diabaté is one of the great figures in African music. This super-charged, traditional meets modern dance-band album unites the two sides of his remarkable musical personality - the virtuosic traditionalist and the restless innovator. Recorded in a series of all night sessions at Mali's Hotel Mandé, it packs the fruit of ten years experimentation into some of the densest, punchiest, most richly textured music you'll ever hear. Boulevard de l'Indépendance - where journeys throughout West Africa begin.

BBC Review

Hot on the heels of Toumani Diabate's Grammy-winning collaboration with late guitar genius Ali Farka Toure, Mali's leading kora player comes up trumps with this energetic ensemble piece.

Those expecting the sparse, spectral ambience of that CD or previous solo efforts like New Ancient Strings or Kaira are in for a pleasant shock. As the group's name suggests, there's a balance between tradition and innovation, youth and maturity, electric and acoustic, quiet interludes and rocking dance numbers.

This album is the culmination of a decade of Friday night jam sessions at Bamako's Hogon Club and showcases a wide range of musicians and singers, including Kasse Mady Diabate, Soumaila Kanoute and Morissanda Kamissoko. There are scorching horns, fierce percussion and even atmospheric string arrangements. But the one constant throughout is Diabate's kora playing, which is magical. --Jon Lusk

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