Bassekou Kouyate & Amy Sacko

DJUDJON, l'oiseau de Garana

"Ngoni-virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate can make notes bend like rays of light in the desert heat" Time Out magazine
Bassekou Kouyate is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa. He is a virtuoso, innovator and stronghold of tradition all at the same time.
He has collaborated with many musicians in Mali and beyond: he has shared the stage with the likes of Youssou N'Dour, Ali Farka Toure, Bela Fleck, The Kronos Quartet, Taj Mahal, Eliades Ochoa, Damon Albarn, Michael League... He was one of the key musicians on Ali Farka Toure's posthumous album 'Savane', released in July 2006, played in the Symmetric trio with Toumani Diabate (kora) and was part of Taj Mahal's 'Kulanjan' project. He won several BBC awards for his celebrated debut album 'Segu Blue' (Outhere Records). He was Grammy-nominated for the follow-up
'I speak fula' (Outhere Records) and played hundreds of concerts across the globe, sharing the stage with everyone from Paul McCartney to John Paul Jones and Bono.

DJUDJON, L'oiseau de Garana by Bassekou Kouyate & Amy Sacko

Recorded by Ibrahim Kaba
Recorded on site in Garana, Mali
Mixed by Madou Kouyate MBK Studio, Bamako, Mali
Master by Tom Leader
Post Co Production Carolina Vallejo
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