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Bako Dagnon

  • Sidiba [Discograph, 2009] B+

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Sidiba [Discograph, 2009]
In which a (female) Malian griot, aided by sweeter female backup and traditional instruments that include a cannily deployed soku violin, sings of topics in Mande history in a voice that could take the paint off your rented Land Rover. "Clear," claims the always authoritative Lucy Duran of that voice. Wha? B+