Annotation

Recorded at Hotel Mandé, Bamako, Mali, July 2004.
Additional recording at Sound City Studios, Los Angeles, Studio Bogolan, Bamako, Egrem Studios, Havana. Mixing and mastering at Livington Studios, London.

Packaged in a jewel-case with an extensive booklet and slipcase cover

Annotation last modified on 2012-12-18 11:54 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Debe
4:56
2 Kala
5:07
3 Mamadou Boutiquier
5:05
4 Monsieur le Maire de Niafunké
3:59
5 Kaira
6:25
6 Simbo
4:00
7 Ai Ga Bani
4:34
8 Soumbou Ya Ya
3:30
9 Naweye Toro
4:24
10 Kadi Kadi
3:21
11 Gomni
4:17
12 Hawa Dolo
5:01

Credits

CD 1

kora:
Toumani Diabaté (tracks 1–12)
guitar:
Ali Farka Touré (tracks 1–12)
guest shakers:
James Thompson (engineer & musician) (track 5)
guest bass guitar:
Sekou Kanté (tracks 7–9)
guest bass:
Orlando "Cachaíto" López (tracks 11–12)
guest percussion:
Lekan Babalola (tracks 4, 11)
Joachim Cooder (tracks 3, 5, 7–9, 11)
guest piano:
Ry Cooder (tracks 3, 7)
vocals:
Ali Farka Touré (tracks 1, 4, 7, 11)

Release

liner notes: Toumani Diabaté
Lucy Durán
Nick Gold
Ali Farka Touré
mastering: Jerry Boys
Tom Leader
mixer: Jerry Boys
photography: Christien Jaspars
producer: Nick Gold
recorded by: Jerry Boys
ASIN: US: B000AQ69DG [info]