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HAROUNA SAMAKE ‘Kamale Blues’ 

Harouna Samake, long time Kamale n’goni player for legendary Malian musician Salif Keita, is releasing his first solo album, Kamale Blues, in August, 2018. Recognised as Mali’s foremost Kamale n’goni player, Harouna has a long history of award winning musical collaborations. He arranged and recorded on five of Salif Keita’s albums and has also recorded on more than 50 albums with artists including Blick Bassy, Djessou Mory Kanté, Etienne Mbappé and Bassekou Kouyate, to name a few. On his new solo album, Harouna employs his talents to reflect upon issues present in the world around him. His lyrics are the foundation for this conceptual approach, referencing themes of immigration, wealth & inequality, gender relations, and human rights. Sung mostly in his native Bambara with some English and French phrasing, Harouna’s album mixes various genres – from manding styles, to jazz and blues. His sound is unique, groovy and full of lawyers of tradional Malian arrangements with comtemporary ideas and strong solos. The chorus are song with the soft angelic vocal of his wife, Assetou Diakite that contrasts Harounas soft yet somewhat ‘raw’ voice. Over the subsequent years, his style and abilities have impressed many internationally acclaimed artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Lennister & Mike Stern, and Bella Flick. After eighteen years touring internationally with Salif Keita, Harouna ipresents his exceptional talents as a musician, composer, arranger and producer to marvel a whole new global audience of listeners through his full-length album, Kamale Blues. The album was recordorded and produced by Harouna Samake & Carolina Vallejo, at Harouna’s studio in Bamako, Mali.

All Music & Texts ©by Harouna Samake Produced by Harouna Samake & Carolina Vallejo Recorded & Pre mixed by Yaya Diarra
Sama Studio Records Bamako Mali 2018
Mixed by Carolina Vallejo & Richard Plougmann Mastered by Richard Plougmann
Ventura Studios Copenhagen Denmark Executive Producer Carolina Vallejo
Kamale Blues ©℗HSCV123 All Rights Reserved One World Music Publishing
©&℗ 2018 One World Records

Harouna Samake Kamale N’Goni, Guitars, Bass & Vocals Assetou Diakite Backing Vocals
Madou Kaki Congas
Madou Sanogo Percussion

Legre Thibaut Drums
Aminata Dialo Backing Vocals on N’tôgnôli,
Bérema Djémbe, Blues Chaseur, Paani
Youssouf Daba Diarra 2nd Kamale N’Goni on N’tôgnôli, Lanaya Fourou, Vous Savez & Paani
**Special guests
Cheick Tidiane Seck Keys on N’tôgnôli
Carl Winther Keys on Ayé Namé & Try Voice
Ben Besiakov Keys on Bérema Djémbe
Ze Kouyate Percussion on Try Voice
Aminata Diara Backing Vocals on Vous Savez
Maman Diabaté Balafon on Lanaya Fouru
Boua Diabaté Tama on Balazan
Harouna Samake Calabash on Dissan Konon
Harouna Samake Keys on Vous Savez
Harouna Samake & Carolina Vallejo Clapping on Paani ***Lanaya Fouru
Aminata Danté & Bah Kouyate Backing Vocals
Maman Diabaté Balafon, Makan Camara Drums

The album has kindly been supported by Koda’s Cultural Funds, The Danish Music Publishers & The Danish Arts Fundation

01 AYÉ NAMÈ 04:32

02 N’TÔGNÔLI 05:15 

03TRYVOICE 04:20

04 BALAZAN 04:25

05 DISSAN KONON 04:26 



08 IL EST TEMP 05:12

09 LANAYA FOURU 04:57 

10 VOUS SAVEZ 05:07

11 PAANI 04:53