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DOUMBIA, NAHAWA <BR><I> KANAWA LP</I><br><br>

DOUMBIA, NAHAWA
KANAWA LP

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The long-overdue new recording by Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia, recorded in Bamako with a full ensemble produced by longtime collaborator N'gou Bagayoko. The LP comes in a beautiful, simple package, with cover art designed by Tanzanian digital artist Nickson Jeremia Kimaro.

Nahawa Doumbia’s new album Kanawa concisely captures this current moment in Malian history. The singer, whose storied career spans more than four decades, reflects on the immigration crisis from the Malian perspective in the title of her new album Kanawa. Across eight songs recorded in Bamako with a band including traditional and modern instruments, Doumbia merges her early work that relied on a spare expression of her trademark didadi rhythm with the bombastic range of contemporary Malian pop. The beautifully complex musical accompaniment that results is courtesy of the large ensemble she pulled together with producer and arranger (and day one collaborator) N’gou Bagayoko. The band features two highly expressive Malian string instruments, the ngoni and the slightly smaller kamalé ngoni, as well as a variety of percussion, drum programming, karignan (a metal scraper) and acoustic and electric guitars.

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