Djelika - Toumani DiabatÚ
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  1. Djelika
  2. Mankoman Djan
  3. Cheick Oumar Bah
  4. Marielle
  5. Kandjoura
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  1. Djelika
  2. Mankoman Djan
  3. Cheick Oumar Bah
  4. Marielle
  5. Kandjoura
  6. Aminata Santoro
  7. Tony Vander
  8. Sankoun Djabi
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The African kora, which is like a cross between a lute and a harp, is one of the world's most beautiful instruments. It isn't as sweet as a harp and, with some of the quick action of a lute or guitar, it is as much a "classical" instrument as it is a "folk" one. On Djelika, Diabate is accompanied by Keletigui Diabate on balafon, an instrument like the xylophone which usually acts as a rhythm section, and Basekou Kouyate on the ngoni, a small instrument thought to be the ancestor of the banjo whose sharp timbre provides a ...

Djelika 1995, Hannibal Records

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