BPM Profile Mali Denhou. Album starts at 126BPM, ends at 138BPM (+12), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Boubacar Traoré.
Mali Denhou Boubacar Traoré. Listen on Apple Music. Je chanterai pour toi. 2011. Mali - Kora & Balafon. Lansine Kouyate & Sissokho Yakhouba. Desert Rebel, Vol. 1. Abdallah Oumbadougou.
Boubacar Traoré carries within him all the beauty of African blues ning The Dribbler given him by his friends, who also love the beautiful game) can blend Niger and Mississippi river alluvia with such moving authenticity. Hits including Mali Twist and Kayeba (recorded by National Radio and widely played) provided dance music for a generation who were enjoying freedom for the first time. In 1968, when Moussa Traoré overthrew Malian president Modibo Keïta, Boubacar Traoré, widely seen as an artist associated with the previous regime, disappeared from the airwaves.
Boubacar Traoré took his guitar and strode out into the fields outside of Bamako. There, in the country quiet, he wrote a dozen new songs in a month. That leash, that connection to land and family, resulted in Mali Denhou (Lusafrica; June 14, 2011 - distributed by Harmonia Mundi). On Traoré’s first studio album in six years, the kindly, gritty voice of the veteran Malian bluesman intertwines with wonderfully idiosyncratic, cascading guitar. Wistful and pensive, Traoré exhorts, gives thanks, and reflects on love, history, and duty, with a deceptive simplicity and a deep, subtle knowledge of Mandingo tradition and West African vintage pop.
Mali Denhou is a densely layered cross-cultural conversation that draws diasporic connections between harmonicas and balafons, between country-blues licks and Mandingo folk traditions. Also very present are Traore's legendary masterful musicianship, innovative spirit and desire both to preserve and to create African musical traditions What more should we expect from this self-taught musician who created his own African folk-blues hybrid?
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Boubacar Traoré (born 1942 in Kayes, Mali) is a renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Traoré, nicknamed "Kar Kar" ("the one who dribbles too much" in Bambara, a reference to his soccer playing), first came to prominence in the early 1960s. He had taught himself to play guitar and developed a unique style that blended blues, Arab music, and kassonké, a style native to the Kayes region.