En Super Forme Vol. 1
Super Djata Band
Media Condition: M
Sleeve Condition: M
Genre: World, Folk, African
Notes: Numero Group reissue, pressed on Okra marbled heavyweight vinyl. New, unopened.
If you like: global funk that joins African music with subtle Western influence, try out this album.
About: Connecting Wasulu hunter music, griot praises, Senufo pastoral dances, Fula and Mandingo repertoire alongside Western psychedelia, blues and afro-beat, Zani Diabaté’s Super Djata Band de Bamako was among Mali’s top orchestras by the late 1970’s well into the mid-1980’s. Tracked live inside Radio Mali’s raw but inspiring studio in January 1982, En Super Forme was briefly available via Côte d'Ivoire’s Musique Mondiale imprint. The album centers around Diabaté and his electric guitar’s pyrotechnics, a relentless shredder that stands shoulder to shoulder with Mali’s fingerstyle gods Ali Farka Touré and Rail Band's legendary Djelimady Tounkara.*via Numero Group
A favorite track: Sisse Na Djolo