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Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra - Boulevard De L'Independance Album
Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra - Boulevard De L'Independance Album
Performer: Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra
Title: Boulevard De L'Independance
Label: World Circuit
Country: UK
Released: 27 Mar 2006
Cat: WCD 074
Rating: 4.3/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1008 mb | MP3 size: 2682 mb | WMA size: 1568 mb
Genre: Jazz / Latin

2Mali Sadio7:54
4Boulevard De L'independance3:53
5Tapha Niang6:51
7Africa Challenge5:46
8Ya Fama4:54
9Mamadou Diaby6:43


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WCD074Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra Boulevard De L'Indépendance ‎(CD, Album + DVD-V)World CircuitWCD074UK & Europe2006
79953-2Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra Boulevard De L'Independance ‎(CD, Album)Nonesuch, World Circuit79953-2US2006
WCD 074 21Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra Boulevard De L'Independance ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Smplr, car)World CircuitWCD 074 21UK2006


  • ProducerNick Gold


Short film on the first album by Toumani Diabaté's pan-african big band, the Symmetric Orchestra. For more information go de l'Independance. Toumani Diabaté, Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra. Ye Fama. Toumani Diabaté. In 1987, Diabate made his first appearance on an album in the UK, on Ba Togoma, an album featuring his father's ensemble. In 1988 Diabaté released his first album in the West, a solo album entitled Kaira, recorded in one afternoon in London and produced by Lucy Durán. In addition to performing Malian traditional music, Diabaté has also performed and recorded in cross-cultural settings. On July 25, 2006 he released his latest album Boulevard de l'Indépendance, recorded with his Symmetric Orchestra. In the Heart of the Moon and Boulevard de l'Indépendance, are both part of the Hotel Mandé Sessions, recorded by Nick Gold and released on World Circuit Records. Toumani Diabate Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra Symmetric Orchestra & 0 more Format: Audio CD. Boulevard de l'Independance is an ambitious , big-band follow-up to In The Heart of the Moon a bold synthesis of acoustic and electric, elegant and earthy, shimmering melodies and irresistable grooves, recorded in two weeks' worth of all-night sessions in the Malian capital of Bamako. Great album with highly arranged. Ya Fama is my favorite despite that I can't understand a single word. With time you get to like all the songs. Toumani Diabate, Malis most famous and revered kora player, writes about his vision and thinking behind the Symmetric Orchestra and his thinking behind each song. What struck me first, however, was the album cover. It appears so modern, completely unexpected from a group playing Malian music and African traditions. Diabate transcends modern composing with classical conducting and orchestra-leading on the front cover with his hands raised as if to indicate a crescendo while wearing headphones on his head, another juxtaposition that proves perplexing. Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra. Play artist. Latest release. Boulevard de l'Indépendance. 27 March 2006. Play album. Popular this week. Tapha Niang. 1 listener. Skip to YouTube video. 3 photos. The Symmetric Orchestra led by Toumani Diabaté is composed of musicians mostly griots from across the old Mande Empire of west Africa, who play a mix of traditional instruments including the kora, djembe, balafon and bolombatto, as well as modern ones like the guitar and electronic keyboard. View wiki. This album is the culmination of a decade of Friday night jam sessions at Bamako's Hogon Club and showcases a wide range of musicians and singers, including Kasse Mady Diabate, Soumaila Kanoute and Morissanda Kamissoko. There are scorching horns, fierce percussion and even atmospheric string arrangements. But the one constant throughout is Diabate's kora playing, which is magical. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page. 1 Toumani. 2 Boulevard de l'indépendance. 3 Ya fama. 4 Mali. Toumani's band the Symmetric Orchestra has been spoken of with awe for years by African music aficionados - as he's been playing with them for years on a Friday night at the Hogon club in Bamako. The impeccable production here, with brass arranged by funk maestro Pee Wee Ellis, gets as close as could be hoped to capturing the energy and spirit of those tropical weekend nights. Boulevard De L'Independence, incidentally, is a street that cuts through Bamako, so the title suggests the pride of an independent country and a crossroads between the heart of ancient Africa and the bustling energy of modernity. A record of mysterious beauty and grandeur, and funky as hell. His last album, In the Heart of the Moon, recorded with the late Ali Farka Toure, was a gently exquisite instrumental work, and a deserved Grammy-winner. Now comes Toumani's bid to prove that the kora can also be a key component in a dance band. He's joined by 41 musicians and 11 singers here and the results vary wildly, from the magnificent to the messy. The best tracks, such as Mamadou Diaby, match Toumani's virtuoso playing against sturdy backing, with magnificent vocals from the great Kasse Mady Diabate. Покупка Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Boulevard De L'Indépendance - World Circuit - CD, Album DVD-V - WCD074, включает Toumani, Boulevard De L'Indépendance, Ya Fama, Mali Sadio, Africa Challenge, Wasso, Mamadou Diaby, Tapha Niang, Single, Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra 'Boulevard De L'Indépendance' A World Circuit DVD Short


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There's a cd sampler with radio edits of 5 tracks from the album (World Circuit promo release)