"Thrill Jockey is proud to present, Koďma the second full-length album by Malian songwriter and guitarist Sidi Touré. Sidi's music comes from" Gao, a city in the north of Mali, and draws inspiration from traditional music and religion, but is informed by western blues, rock, and culture. Koďma 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 Koďma, the intent was to record a different side of Songhaď music from the style captured on Sahel Folk. Thanks to the simplicity and the sobriety of Sahel Folk, listeners heard the Songhaď music in its purer form, its sparse soul exposed to everyone. On Koďma, the music is still distinctly Gao, but represented this time in a much richer and luxuriant way." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2012| THRILL JOCKEY | 16.90

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