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ARTIST
TITLE
Douga Mansa
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WORLD 468082 WORLD 468082
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RELEASE DATE
10/27/2008

"With the release of Douga Mansa ('The King's Vulture'), his third album for World Village, Mamadou Diabate further consolidates his already awe-inspiring reputation as a kora virtuoso. In Diabate's hands, the kora proves capable of infinite variation, encompassing delicately articulated structures, swirling eddies of glissandi, pounding, vertical rhythms and roaring cataracts of arpeggio. On 'Toutou Diarra,' the opening track, an astounding range of simultaneous yet syncopated melodies and rhythms join and separate. It seems impossible that such complex clarity could possibly be the work of a solo musician -- with no overdubbing whatsoever -- but so it is. The title tune, with its serene, wave-like themes, refers to patience and life and death recurring in cycles, each leading into and becoming the other. These and other glorious tracks engage the imagination and ravish the senses. Every note is informed by the sure touch and blazing invention of a world-class master."