"Boulevard de l'Independance" - Toumani Diabate

Toumani Diabate

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Toumani Diabaté is one of the great figures in African music. This super-charged, traditional meets modern dance-band album unites the two sides of his remarkable musical personality - the virtuosic traditionalist and the restless innovator. Recorded in a series of all night sessions at Mali's Hotel Mandé, it packs the fruit of ten years experimentation into some of the densest, punchiest, most richly textured music you'll ever hear.

'Boulevard de l'Indépendance' - where journeys throughout West Africa begin.