Mamadou Diabate & Bekadiya
CD Sira Fila - front cover


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The apparently conflicting musical styles American/European jazz and traditional music of West Africa - meet here in artful fashion and show how harmonious and powerful these worlds are intertwined, complement each other and bear down cultural boundaries with ease and fun...

The result is a vibrant concoction of beautiful melody lines driven by echoic balafon / brass soli - conterpointed by virtuosic djembe /percussion lines - a combination of sound-cultures at the highest level.