Bassekou Kouyaté : discography
Album : Segu Blue
Year : 2007
Album : I Speak Fula
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This week, Jon Pareles, the chief pop critic for The Times, discusses albums he's written about in this Sunday's Playlist column, including new recordings by these artists: - The English singer and composer Laura Mvula, whose ambitious first album "Sing to the Moon" suggests, among other things, gospel, a cappella pop, Gil Evans, Nina Simone and ... (more)
The situation for musicians in Bamako is still difficult since the government has proclaimed a state of emergency.
When the prickly, pointed third track Dankou arrives, almost pushing its way into the album as if running late and eager to join the fray, you don't argue.
It is sometimes said music gives voice to the concerns of a people. While this may not be as true in North American popular music as it once was in countries with a history of an oral tradition music is a key element in the telling of the people's stories.
Malian maestro Bassekou Kouyate's second album, I Speak Fula, was one of the standout albums of 2009.