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Ba Power by Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

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Label: Glitterbeat Records
If the ngoni master's 2013 Jama Ko was a spiritual triumph amid Malian violence, Ba Power is a relaxed session among family and friends, from son Mamadou's studio setting to Robert Plant drummer Dave Smith's decidedly rock-heavy beats. Bassekou's electrified lute spits out solo after solo, beloved wife Amy Sacko once again handles vocal duties, and Fourth World legend Jon Hassell adds occasional trumpet. Purists beware: Kouyaté's plugged in and having a blast, once again honoring the grand griot tradition while moving it forward onto a joyous world stage.

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If the ngoni master's 2013 Jama Ko was a spiritual triumph amid Malian violence, Ba Power is a relaxed session among family and friends, from son Mamadou's studio setting to Robert Plant drummer Dave Smith's decidedly rock-heavy beats. Bassekou's electrified lute spits out solo after solo, beloved wife Amy Sacko once again handles vocal duties, and Fourth World legend Jon Hassell adds occasional trumpet. Purists beware: Kouyaté's plugged in and having a blast, once again honoring the grand griot tradition while moving it forward onto a joyous world stage.

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About This Album

If the ngoni master's 2013 Jama Ko was a spiritual triumph amid Malian violence, Ba Power is a relaxed session among family and friends, from son Mamadou's studio setting to Robert Plant drummer Dave Smith's decidedly rock-heavy beats. Bassekou's electrified lute spits out solo after solo, beloved wife Amy Sacko once again handles vocal duties, and Fourth World legend Jon Hassell adds occasional trumpet. Purists beware: Kouyaté's plugged in and having a blast, once again honoring the grand griot tradition while moving it forward onto a joyous world stage.