This is Toumani Diabate at his best. Personally, I prefer this CD to his more recent New Ancient Strings (with Ballake Sissoko) - the style is more traditional kora (if kora without song can be traditional, of course!), the virtuosity and pure melodic rythm more intense, I feel, than in the more recent CD. Either way, Kora music is pure magic, as is this CD.
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