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The delicate cables for Ballaké Sissoko – RFI

On his new album Djourou, the grasp Ballaké Sissoko invitations lots of company: Vincent Segal, Patrick Messina, Oxmo Puccino, Camille, Piers Faccini, Arthur Teboul, Salif Keita ... Sufficient to open up new horizons, give different colours in his choir , to discover new worlds. To start with, the grasp of the choir Ballaké Sissoko opens his file with Demba Kunda, a protracted solitary meditation on his instrument, a delicate deviation, virtuoso, with necessary notes, of which he alone has the key.…

“Ice Cream in the Gazelle”, the new album by

Listening for the first time to an album by Wasis Diop, poems of speech and sound, is to experience. As with Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush or Joni Mitchell, the feeling of entering a temple. A feeling so rare that each new record represents an event. He has done six in almost thirty years: Hyenor 1992, No Sant ("Your name?") 1994, Toxu ("Moving") 1997, Juddu Bek ("Joy of living") 2007 and Séquences 2014 The latter, a compilation of his many film music, presents his international hit, Everything is Never Quite Enough,…

Congolese rumba, timeless? – RFI music

A new stage threatens the already rich history of Congolese rumba: within a few months, Unesco will examine the file jointly submitted by the authorities in two Congos so that this popular African music becomes part of humanity's intangible heritage and joins reggae among others. or tango. This candidacy, which was drafted during the very serious international colloquium on rumba in March 2020, has not only a symbolic dimension; it also reflects the awareness of a cultural richness to be valued, defended and…

Kady Diarra shares the spirit of Burkina Faso – RFI

Burkinabé singer Kady Diarra releases an album titled "Burkina Hakili". © Ikandapeye Between Africa and Europe, Kady Diarra adopts the numerous points of her identification that she interprets musically by means of Burkina Hakili, the third album by this Burkinabe singer who has lived in France for nearly 20 years. "It is bizarre to know that everybody can go to sleep throughout the day." When she talks in regards…

In Mali, Anansy Cissé does higher than resist –

Malian artist Anansy Cissé returns with an album called "Anoura". © Karim Diarra In a context that is not conducive to the development of young artists like him, however, due to both the situation in his country and the Covid-19 pandemic, Malian Anansy Cissé is back with Anoura, seven years after his first international album. The musician in his thirties sculptes his electric afro blues with finesse. Taking risks…

Djely Tapa, the Itinerary for a Morello Cherry in Montreal – RFI Musique

Djely Tapa Diarra combines Mandinka music and electro in his first album: "Baroque". © Jypheal for Etallon Group It has been nicknamed the "Morello Cherry in Montreal". Malian singer Djely Tapa Diarra, daughter of the famous Kandia Kouyaté, has made her place in the sun in Quebec music. His first album, Baroque, is at the crossroads of Mandingo music and electro. This fighter summons the rhythms of her country, Mali,…

Afro-Club, hit on turntables with Oudy 1s, MPR and Stanley Enow – RFI Musique

Here are the musical releases that make the news in Afro-Club, hit on turntables this week with Oudy 1er, Elow'n, Burna Boy & Stormzy, MPR, Stanley Enow, Tekno, finally Töme & Sean Kingston. In Conakry we dance with Oudy 1s, so we do not draw a picture for you: Oudy 1s has just uploaded a clip where we dance. The one now called the President of the Indians is back a few months after his collaboration with the Congolese artist and member of the Extra Musica group, the legendary Roga Roga. The two artists threw the…

Afro-Club, hit on turntables with Wizkid, AliKiba and P.James – RFI Musique

The month of October has arrived with a series of news for the Afro Club, whose hit of turntables consists this week of Nutty O, Vegedream & Tayc, P. James, Mr. Leo, AliKiba, Wizkid & HERE and finally Yaknou. In Nigeria, Wizkid explodes the counters with the single Smile as a prelude to his album Made in Lagos. It is on September 16 that Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun alias Wizkid set fire to the net by announcing the upcoming arrival of his new album Made In Lagos. Previously expected until July 16, Wizkid suffered a…

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