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January 28, 2013

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After his celebrated debut album Segu Blue and the Grammy nominated follow up I Speak Fula, Mali's celebrated ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate is back with Jama Ko. Meaning 'a big gathering of people' the album is a call for unity, peace and tolerance in a time of crisis to celebrate the true spirit of Mali.

The recording of Jama Ko took place in Mali's capital Bamako. It was recorded with an entirely new line-up including Bassekou's two sons Madou and Moustafa Kouyate and ngoni ace Abou Sissoko. It became political in the afternoon of the first day in the studio as the military overthrew the president Amadou Toumani Toure - a great supporter of his music. As the situation in Bamako and Northern Mali grew worse the recording went on as a musical call for peace in Mali in a time of crisis.

Featuring Blues prodigy Taj Mahal and Malian legends Kasse Mady Diabate and Harouna Samake. Co-producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed, Coeur de Pirate) recorded the album in Mali and mixed in Montreal. Andrew and Brad Barr (Barr Brothers) added drums and guitar while Mocky Salole (Feist, Jamie Lidell) wrote additional arrangements and played organ and drums.

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Catalogue number OH021LP
Barcode 4047179729512
Number of items 2
Imported No
Weight 486g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 298mm x 5mm x 298mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Jama Ko -
2. Sinaly Feat. Kasse Mady Diabate -
3. Dankou Feat. Zoumana Tereta -
4. Ne Me Fatigue Pas -
5. Kele Magni Feat. Khaira Arby -
6. Madou -
7. Kensogni Feat. Zoumana Tereta -
8. Mali Koori Feat. Zoumana Tereta -
9. Wagadou -
10. Djadje -
11. Segu Jajiri -
12. Poye 2 Feat. Taj Mahal -
13. Moustafa -