Segu Blue introduces the ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate. Bassekou has collaborated with many musicians in and outside of Mali. He played in the Symmetric trio with Toumani Diabate on kora and famous Keletigui Diabate on balafon. He was part of the Kulanjan project recorded with Taj Mahal. He is one of the key musicians on Ali Farka Toure's posthumous album 'Savane' which was released july 2006. Most recently, he toured with Ali Farka Toure leaving a lasting impression on the audience as the band's solo ngoni player. The ngoni is one of Africa's secrets still to be discovered. It is the key instrument for Griot culture. The album was produced by Lucy Durán, recorded at studio Bogolan in Bamako by Yves Wernert and mixed by Jerry Boys (the man responsible for recording and mixing Buena Vista social Club amongst others) in London.
Tabali Te [Everybody Ends Up in Segu]
Mbowdi - Bassekou Kouyate, Zoumana Tereta
River Tune [Instrumental]
Banani (The Silk Cotton Tree) - Bassekou Kouyate
Bala - Bassekou Kouyate, Zoumana Tereta
Lament for Ali Farka
Segu Blue (Poyi)
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