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ARTIST
TITLE
Koima
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
THR 301CD THR 301CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/14/2012

"Koima is the natural progression from Sahel Folk, as Sidi has moved from an album of duets, recorded all in one take in his sister's home in Gao, to a quintet recorded in a studio in Bamako. With Koima, the intent was to record a different side of Songhai music from the style captured on Sahel Folk. Thanks to the simplicity and the sobriety of Sahel Folk, listeners heard the Songhai music in its purer form, its sparse soul exposed to everyone. On Koima, the music is still distinctly Gao, but represented this time in a much richer and luxuriant way. We move from the intimacy of a quiet meeting between friends to the celebration of an evening of dance. On Koima, Sidi is able to more fully realize his vision for his music. Accompanied by a guitarist, calabash player, traditional violin (sokou) player, and singer, Sidi has given us ten new songs that naturally mix tradition and modernity, African magic and city-dwelling dilemmas. The songs are personal tributes to the Songhai folk music traditions, which, depending on the rhythm, are called Takambas, Holleys, Gao-Gaos, or Shallos."