Ballake Sissoko New Ancient Strings - 2023

Release date:
July 14, 2023
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New Ancient Strings is an album by world renowned Malian kora players Toumani Diabate and Ballake Sissoko. Originally released by record producer Joe Boyd's (Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, Pink Floyd) Hannibal Records in 1999. This newly remastered edition makes it's vinyl debut.Inspired by a landmark 1970 album, Ancient Strings, recorded by their fathers, Sidiki Diabaté and Djelimadi Sissoko, Toumani and Ballake took to making their own updated version, which many of the songs come from the original repertoire, the music is all modern Mali and played beautifully making this a modern classic in it's field. Newly remastered from the original master tape by Alchemy Mastering at AIR.3mm Spined Sleeve, Printed Insert

  • 1. Bi Lambam
  • 2. Salaman
  • 3. Kita Kaira
  • 4. Bafoulabe
  • 5. Kora Bali
  • 6. Kadiatou
  • 7. Yamfa

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