Abdoulaye Diabate

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$13.99 | CD | Catalog #CTN003
Release date: April, 2009

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Abdoulaye Diabate, presents here his first solo project: an album of original songs in the Jaliya/Griot tradition of his ancestors. He was born in the musical mecca of Kela, in Mali, to a family of hereditary praise singers. With “SARA” Abdoulaye explores the heart of his tradition and his passion for its roots accompanied by the finest traditional Manden musicians in America. Eight new tracks present the sounds of praise singing, love ballads, and songs of advice and celebration

"....the most talented African singer currently resident in the United States”. NPR journalist Banning Eyre