"Ballebe / Calling All Africans" - Alpha Ousmane "Hama" Sankare

Alpha Ousmane "Hama" Sankare
Hama Sankare - Ballebe / Calling All Africans
  • artist:Alpha Ousmane "Hama" Sankare
  • featured artist:Alpha Ousmane "Hama" Sankare
  • release year:2017
  • style(s):Desert Blues, World
  • country:Mali
  • formats:Audio File / Digital, CD (Compact Disc), LP / Vinyl
  • record posted by:Clermont Music
  • label:Clermont Music
  • publisher:Clermont Music


As the opening track says: “Everybody groove.”
A tour de force by Malian master musician Hama Sankaré. A musical adventurer, Hama is always reaching for new territory. This album, the first in Hama’s own name after over 40 years performing beside the greats of Mali’s music, brought into the studio the grammy-winning slide-guitarist Cindy Cashdollar, the brilliant young Malian guitarist Oumar Konaté, bass wizard Sekou Touré, drummer Mahalmadane Traoré, and traditional instrumentalists Yoro Cissé and Bouba Cissao. Two of the tracks were mixed by Los Angeles by David Harrow combine synthesizer loops and electronic effects bringing contemporary production into the grooves.