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album Kandia Kouyaté - Biriko mp3 download

album Kandia Kouyaté - Biriko mp3 download

Performer: Kandia Kouyaté
Album: Biriko
Country: UK
Released: 2002
Style: African, Griot
MP3 version ZIP size: 1288 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 1299 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1195 mb
Rating: 4.2
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Few voices can truly command attention, but Kandia Kouyate is one of them. A Malian national treasure and quite possibly that country's greatest female singer, she's what her countrymen call a ngara, a person with almost supernatural powers. And from her singing, it's quite feasible that she possesses them; she not only exudes charisma, even on CD, but there's also a sense that she's barely using the extent of her gifts.

Few voices can truly command attention, but Kandia Kouyate is one of them.

This album has an average beat per minute of 114 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 77/171 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page.

Kandia Kouyaté (also known as Kandja Kouyaté, born in 1959 in Kita, Mali) is a Malian jelimuso (a female griot) and kora player; she has earned the prestigious title of ngara, and is sometimes called La dangereuse and La grande vedette malienne. Kouyaté's dense, emotional, hypnotic manner of singing and her lyrical talents have earned huge acclaim in Mali, though she remained relatively little known outside Africa, due to extremely limited availability of her recordings.

Released 9 July 2002. She's been doing this all her life (Griots are a caste you are born into, with the tradition handed down through the generations) although this is only her second album. But the Griot tradition of West Africa goes back thousands of years. A Griot is a combination of a singer, poet, historian, and community leader, the custodian of a particular peoples oral tradition.

Tracklist

A1 Mbessara
A2 San Barana
A3 Tchegniba
A4 Gnanama
A5 Mortalité
A6 Foutanko
B1 Sanougnawoule
B2 Ibalan
B3 Makamoungou
B4 Djanfa
B5 Kadabila
B6 Kirin
B7 Midi Touma

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Mali K7 SA – none

Credits

  • Guitar – Djelimady Tounkara, Ousmane Kouyate*

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STCD1095 Kandia Kouyaté Biriko ‎(CD, Album) Stern's Africa STCD1095 UK 2002
STCD1095 Kandia Kouyaté Biriko ‎(CD, Album) Stern's Africa STCD1095 Germany 2002
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Genre: Rock
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Country: Portugal
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Performer: Nickodemus
Genre: Electronic / Hip hop / Latin / Funk, Soul
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