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Toumani Diabaté

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:01 pm
by Alan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0186jmh

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Mary Ann Kennedy with tracks from across the globe, and a studio session with Toumani Diabaté, the Malian musician who made the kora Africa's best-known instrument.

One of Africa's most celebrated musicians comes to the World on 3 studio in this special session. Over a career of three decades, Toumani Diabaté has established the kora as a virtuoso classical instrument, giving concerts across the world both as a soloist and with his own band. He is currently touring with a four-piece band, and in this session he talks to West Africa specialist Lucy Duran, and plays melodies dating from the ancient Mandé Empire, as well as newly-composed pieces.

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Toumani Diabaté (kora), Fanta Mady Kouyate (guitar), Fode Kouyate (drums), Mohamed Koita (bass)

Music played
Baloji — Congo Eza Ya Biso
Treacherous Orchestra — Track 4 Origins
Moussu T e lei jovents — Empêche – Moi
Madison Violet — Goin' Away
La Bottine Souriante — Pêle-Mêle
Fidil — Dinkie's Reel

BBC Studio Session London Broadcasting House, 12th November 2011
Toumani Diabaté — Kaira
Toumani Diabaté — Ruby

Jenna and Bethany Reid — Marching
Fish & Bird — Effigy
Ruth Moody — Within Without You
Pharis and Jason Romero — My Flowers, My Companions, and Me
Vijana Jazz Band — Ujirani Mwema (Having Good Neighbours)
Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga — Les Gorilles Des Montagnes

BBC Studio Session London Broadcasting House, 12th November 2011
Toumani Diabaté — Soumbou Ya Ya!
Toumani Diabaté — Cantelowes

Emily Portman — Moon Shines Bright
Treacherous Orchestra — Sea Of Clouds
George Telek — Abebe
Pacific Curls — Big River / Te Pupu
Harald Haugaard — Tokyo Thoughts
Les Chauffeurs à Pied — Barn Dance music

Re: Toumani Diabaté

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:39 pm
by Adam Blake
Thanks for the heads up, Alan. That first solo piece that Diabete plays is just perfection. Is it just me or do the accompanying musicians on the ensemble pieces weigh him down somewhat?

Re: Toumani Diabaté

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:01 pm
by Jamie Renton
Adam Blake wrote:Is it just me or do the accompanying musicians on the ensemble pieces weigh him down somewhat?


Just listening now and agree with the above. I've seen them live and they didn't sound stodgy on stage. I wonder if it's the way they were mixed for the radio or if I just didn't notice the stodge factor when the sound blared out of a PA.