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Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté ‎– In The Heart Of The Moon

$45.00

World Circuit

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté ‎– In The Heart Of The Moon

$45.00

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“In the Heart of the Moon is a 2005 record by Malian musicians Ali Farka Touré on the guitar and providing vocals and Toumani Diabaté on the kora. The album was recorded in the "Toit de Bamako" conference room on the top floor of the Hotel Mandé overlooking the Niger River in Bamako, Mali. It is the first in a three-part series released on World Circuit Records entitled "The Hotel Mandé Sessions" followed by Savane and Boulevard de l'Independence. The album's title is derived from Touré's own more lengthy descriptive title for the recording session; "A very important meeting in the realm at the heart of the moon."

The album includes twelve tracks, based mostly on Songhai traditions of the north of Mali and the Bambara traditions of southern Mali and neighboring Guinea, harking back to the period immediately before independence. The album was recorded without rehearsals; both musicians claimed that the music flowed naturally and effortlessly, Touré being long acquainted with Diabaté's family and musical traditions.” – Wiki

“One of the distinctions of this album is that it is a hybrid of two Malian traditions that rarely meet. Though Diabaté and Touré have known and admired each other for many years, they have hardly ever played together. This gives their collaboration a special quality: it is simple yet richly detailed, spontaneous yet courteous…

…The essence of the entire album - 12 tracks - was recorded in three short afternoon sessions on the top floor of the Hotel Mandé overlooking the River Niger at the beginning of the rainy season. The engineer is innovative World Circuit regular Jerry Boys and the album is produced by Nick Gold, the label's owner, with minimal intervention. The effect is of an easygoing jam session album.” – The Guardian

Item description:        

Artist:

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

Title:

In The Heart Of The Moon

Label:

World Circuit

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

UK

Release Date:

2012

Genre:

Folk, World, Country

Style:

Folk, World, Country

Catalog No:

WCV072

Condition:

New