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Le Mandingue: Empire de la Musique
"Artists heard at the Musiques Metisses Festival: Ali Farka Touré, Oumou Sangaré, Salif Keita, Rokia Traoré, Amadou & Mariam, Boubacar Traoré, Nahawa Doumbia, Djelimady Tounkara, Ba Cissoko, Bembeye Jazz, Super Rail Band, Mory Kanté, Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra, Ballaké Sissoko/Mama Draba, Habib Koité, Sékou Diabaté. This new collection of 16 dance-friendly tracks by some of the star attractions at the Festival Musiques Métisses (Angouleme, France) features both innovators and guardians of a great musical tradition. Originating in Mali and Guinea, these musicians are the cultural ambassadors of the vast region once known as the Mandingo Empire, which stretched from the shores of the Gulf of Guinea to the sands of the Sahara, from the forests of Africa's Atlantic Coast to its desert dunes. No other area of the African continent has produced such a wealth of talent and been home to as many artists of international renown."