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Trio Da Kali And Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan


Format: LP, Album

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    UK  
15 Sep 2017
Genre:       Folk World & Country
Style:         African, Griot

Factory Sealed, Brand Spanking New.

Kronos Quartet return to Mali for one of their most successful collaborations to date. Trio da Kali are a young supergroup, all related to distinguished griot musicians, and the album starts with a reminder of their virtuoso skills. Hawa Diabaté’s emotional, soulful voice provides a reminder of her legendary father Kassé Mady Diabaté. She is backed on those ancient instruments, the xylophone-like balafon and bass n’goni lute, by Fodé Lassana Diabaté and Mamadou Kouyaté. Then the Quartet join in, at first with respectful playing and then with exuberant, thrilling flourishes that transform the ancient griot song Lila Bambo. The result is one of the highlights of an elegant, exquisite set. (The Guardian)




180g vinyl. Comes with a 16 page booklet and a download card.

You take a trio of the finest traditional griot musicians from Mali and put them in the studio with a revolutionary Western string quartet - and the outcome is one of the most unusual and rewarding musical collaborations you are ever likely to encounter.


A1. Tita
A2. Eh Ya Ye
A3. Garaba Mama
A4. God Shall Wipe All Tears Away
A5. Samuel
B1. Kanimba
B2. Kene Bo
B3. Ladilikan
B4. Sunjata


Recorded At Relief Studio
Recorded At Studio Trilogy
Recorded At Wisseloord Studios
Mixed At Rooftop Studio (3)
Mixed At RAK Studios
Mixed At Different Fur Studios
Mastered At Abbey Road Studios

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