https://driftrecords.com/products/toumani-diabate-sidiki-diabate-lamomali9979575876Toumani Diabaté / Sidiki Diabaté - Lamomali//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/3345692_large.jpg?v=1488284463//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/3345692_medium.jpg?v=148828446312.99GBPOutOfStockToumani Diabaté / Sidiki DiabatéIndie Record Shop ExclusiveToumani Diabaté / Sidiki DiabatéWigramWe are all connected. By atoms and stardust, hearts and minds and six degrees at most. By nature. The universe. Music.
Take LAMOMALI, the new album by iconic French rocker, M. Recorded in collaboration with Toumani Diabaté, that Grammy-winning kora virtuoso from Mali, West Africa, and featuring a who’s who of singers and musicians from, well, everywhere, it’s both a mighty slice of African pop and a testament to music’s power to enchant, heal and unite.
“This is the record I’ve been wanting to make for a long time,” says M, aka Paris-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Matthieu Chedid. “Twenty years ago I started working with Malian musicians in Paris. A decade later I went to Mali and met musicians including Toumani. Maybe it was my African side” - Chedid is of Lebanese/Egyptian origin - “but I felt like I’d come home.”
LAMOMALI showcases the easy empathy between Chedid, a showman whose way with a riff and a lyric has bagged him eight shiny Victoires de la musique awards (think the French Brits), and the quietly brilliant Diabaté - a member of a dynasty that has transformed the kora, that 21-string harp with its great gourd resonator, into one of the most recognisable of African instruments.
Toumani and his eldest son Sidiki, who features throughout LAMOMALI, are 71st and 72nd generation kora maestros in a lineage that stretches back to the Mandé Empire, to when there was no Mali, Senegal, Guinea Bissau or the Gambia. When West Africa was unified.
1. Manitoumani ft Fatoumata Diawara 2. Bal De Bamako ft Fatoumata Diawara and Oxmo Puccino 3. Cet Air ft Fatoumata Diawara 4. Interlude 5. Une Âme ft Fatoumata Diawara 6. Le Bonheur ft Kerfala Kanté and Philippe Jaroussky 7.Solidarité ft Santigold, Hiba Tawaji, Ibrahim Maalouf, Seu Jorge, Nekfeu, Youssou N'Dour, Sanjay Khan and Chacha. 8. Toi Moi ft Fatoumata Diawara and Louis Chedid 9. L'Âme Au Mali ft Amadou & Mariam and Jain 10. Mama ft Mamani Keita and Moriba Diabaté 11. Koman Le HérosWigramWorld Music2017-02-28