Mali-Various Artists - Every Song Has Its End: Sonic Dispatches from Traditional Mali (Hidden Musics 2) (LP)

 

artist 
  Mali-Various Artists
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title 
  Every Song Has Its End: Sonic Dispatches from Traditional Mali (Hidden Musics 2) (LP)
 
country 
  Mali
 
mainstyle 
  Traditional
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Glitterbeat Records
 
year 
  2016
 
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Bamako-based producer/educator Paul Chandler has been documenting the sonic and cultural complexities of Malian traditional music for more than a decade and “Every Song Has Its End” is an out-of-time, visceral collection of sounds from Chandler’s unparalleled archive. Echoes of these sounds can of course be heard in the urbanized Malian music that has been embraced throughout the world, but the songs, ritual soundscapes and accompanying images found here are undoubtedly more raw, foundational and filled with surprise than the Malian music we are accustomed to.
Accompanied by a recording engineer and a video-maker, Chandler has ventured to off-the-grid villages and crossroad towns all across the vast Malian landscape. Through a network of long-nurtured local contacts this small team has sought out practicing traditional musicians and their under-documented and often endangered musics. Immersive and exhilarating, these field recordings and videos give us a privileged glimpse into the intricacies of the Malian musical experience. Without doubt, this is Malian music at its finest.

 
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Tracks:
1. Group Ekanzam - Le Souvenir
2. Group Tagout - Taganraratt
3. Kimsy Bocoum / Afel Bocoum / Hama Sankare - Nianju Wardè (Walk in a Way That Shows We Are Important)
4. Super Onze - Houmeïssa (The Gold Chain)
5. Boukader Coulibaly - Taka Kadi (That Adventurer's Song)
6. Bina Koumaré & Madou Diabate - N’Djaba (The Person I Love)
7. Mianka Cultural Troupe - Apolo (Do Not Give Your Daughter to a Coward)
8. Kassoun Bagayoko - Kabako (Incredible)
9. Sidiki Coulibaly - Donzo Fasa (Praise for the Hunter)
10. Inna Baba Coulibaly - Sidi Modibo (Hommage to the Marabout - Saint Sidi Modibo)
11. Cultural Troupe of Nioguébougoula - Sigui lé (It's the Wild Buffalo)
12. Ibrahim Traoré - Woyika (The Sorrow)

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