RAIL BAND - BELLE EPOQUE, VOL. 1: SOUNDIATA (2CD)

RAIL BAND - BELLE EPOQUE, VOL. 1: SOUNDIATA (2CD)

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Label: STERNS AFRICA

Release date: 09/07/2007

Barcode: 0740042303324

Catalog no.: STCD0303334

Item ID: 285847

These 2 CDs take you back time before "world music"; before the music of Mali, Senegal, Guinea and other regions of the Sahel had much of an audience beyond their own borders. To a time when, as the liner notes put it, a penniless Salif Keita was "still plucking his old Chinese guitar under a tree, forlorn and desperate, lamenting the human condition..." But the Bational Railways of Mali had their hotel by the railway station in the heart of Bamako city and "a motley crew of businessman had flooded Bamako; French and Chinese, Lebanese and German, Russians and Arabs...the nightlife was bubbling." Into that nightlife, and for the Buffett Hotel, a band was formed. Their first singer was Salif Keita, their second Mory Kanté. How good can it get?

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RAIL BAND - BELLE EPOQUE, VOL. 2: MANSA (2CD)

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Following on from Sterns' earlier, critically acclaimed 'Belle Epoque Vol. 1: Soundiata', with Vol. 2 they go much deeper. Not least into the 11 minutes 56 seconds epic title track 'Mansa' featuring Mory Kanté, or the formidable 'Kaira' which shocases ... read more »

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