jueves, 25 de febrero de 2010

Nainy Diabate ( Mali )

Meanwhile, on her innovative album titled Nafa (Stern's / www.sternsmusic.com), Niany Diabate, who made her stage debut with the renown Super Rail Band of Bamako in 1979, curry-flavours Malinke pop with makossa and soukous. With energy that explodes like cotton balls on a dry hot summer day, she puts other Malian female vocalists on notice. Whether delivering a soft ballad or a floor scorcher, Diabate's voice retains a unique kinetic vibrancy that is, oh, so much fun. First, she preps you up with Mandingue classics like "Massassi" (a favorite), "Kono" and "Nafa". Then she hits you with hip-swingers like "Farafina Musso," "Mousso Dje" and "Fasso Kadi." All the while, the crack instrumental team of Lansana Diabate (balafon), Bassekou Kouyate (ngoni), Cheick Omar (guitar), Adama Diarra (djembe) and others work up a sweat. They are among the top musicians on the Malinke pop music scene today, and it shows.

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