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ARTIST
TITLE
Sidiba
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SYLLART 6156076 SYLLART 6156076
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/8/2010

2LP version. Bako Dagnon is one of Mali's premier Mande musicians, as well as a respected female griot. Bako sings with the authority, passion and wisdom born of having learned her craft the old way: not from recordings, as many young singers do nowadays, but at the feet of masters, deep in the countryside. As such, she may be one of the last griots to live according to the old ways of griotism, though she carries her message for the current age with a knowledge base that ranges from her native Biriko style, to the more lyrical Maninka music from Guinea to the Bambara style from Segou. She has the gift of bringing the old stories to life, making them sound utterly contemporary. On Sidiba, the special character of her voice finds a new expressive freedom, with a subtle production that brings out the best in her voice and music.