"CultureRize - Bamako All Stars, VOL I." - AC BC Project

AC BC Project
New Album coming out soon
  • artist:AC BC Project
  • featured artist:Mariam Koné, MC Spacewalk, Charles Coulibaly, Adama Koyaté, Zoumana Tereta, Kerfala Kante Jr., Shambar, Miss Maawa
  • region:West Africa
  • release year:2024
  • style(s):Afro, World Pop
  • country:Mali
  • formats:Audio File / Digital
  • record posted by:Roadmusic Production
  • label:Roadmusic Production
  • publisher:Roadmusic Production


Rating: ★★★

Author: Mark Sampson
Songlines Magazine, July 2024
All-star projects can often end up with curate’s egg on their tracklists. The Bamako-based collective with the cumbersome name are mixed and mastered by Charles Auguste Coulibaly and Marco Romano, aka MC Spacewalk, whose vocals feature on two of the 11 tracks celebrating Mali’s rich musical heritage and the communicatory power of rhythm. Traditional and contemporary instruments are augmented by a range of guest vocalists, including the late Zoumana Tereta and Miss Maawa. The former is heard on the standout ‘Ma Bien Aimée’, in which Tereta’s magnificent guttural vocal and the underlying instrumental drone refuse to waver in the face of a snarling, sniping electric guitar. On the latter’s impressive main feature, ‘Imakou Ye Ndie (Don’t Cry)’, her vocal would give Fatoumata Diawara a run for her money. The other featured vocalists are very much representative of the contemporary Malian music scene: Adama Kouyaté is heard on the delicious ‘Kanimba Yeke Yeke’, seemingly a transmutation of Mory Kanté’s mega hit, while Kerfala Kante Jr’s feature ‘Mobaden’ could almost be taken from (his former boss) Salif Keita’s Amen. Even if a couple of cuts don’t quite hit the mark, as curate’s eggs go, this is a tasty one.

This 11-Track Album "CultureRize - Bamako all Stars 1" by AC, BC Project/roadmusic prod. has been released on 18.02.24 . It reflects the actual vibe of African music styles such as Amapiano, Malian Afrobeat, Sahel Blues and Modern Mandingue.

Roadmusic Productions endeavors to implement the concept of transculturation, in which sounds and ideas from various cultures influence the music. Transculturation is the musical representation of Roadmusic's exploration of anthropology!

Cet album de 11 titres "CultureRize - Bamako all Stars" par AC, BC Project/road music prod. est sorti le 18.2.2024. Il reflète l’ambiance actuelle de la musique du continent africain: des stiles comme Amapiano, Afrobeat malien? Sahel Blues et Mandingue moderne.

Roadmusic prod. vit, fait des recherches et produit sur le continent.
Roadmusic Productions tente de mettre en œuvre le concept de transculturation, où les sons et les idées de différentes cultures influencent la musique. La transculturation est l’expression musicale de la recherche anthropologique de Roadmusic !