Friday, January 1, 2010

A Malian Arrow




I'm not sure Ama Maïga's Une Fleche Malienne (Disques Sonics SONICS 79426, ca. 1984) succeeds completely as a fusion between traditional Malian kora sounds and modern African pop, but it was one of the first, and certainly bears a listen or two. Graeme Counsel's Burkinabé vinyl discography notes a 1976 pressing by Maïga, but that's the extent of what I've been able to find out about him. He recorded this one-off in Paris with a crew of session musicians and then dropped off the map, never to be heard from again. Enjoy!

Ama Maïga - Keleya

Ama Maïga - Lannaya-Tilebana

Ama Maïga - Souboury

Ama Maïga - Djougou Sago

Download Une Fleche Malienne as a zipped file here.


5 comments:

icastico said...

Happy New Year.

http://aboombong.bandcamp.com/album/asynchronic

aduna said...

Hello,

You made my day with this post. Quel disque!

Many thanks & happy new year to you...

Oro said...

Merci, merci pour ces moments de bonheur et de nostalgies

jimmy said...

keleya....génial, merci beaucoup, thanks a lot...

Anonymous said...

This record has to be one of the real lost pearls .....!