by: Boubacar Traoré

Like Ali Farka Toure, Traoré (known also as Kar Kar) is a master of the singular, bluesy Malian style. Loping, gentle grooves with subtle polyrhythms run through these very personal songs delivered in Traoré 's plaintive, rugged tenor. The title track is particularly powerful, interweaving his love for his brother with his respect for General Soumare, one of the leaders of Mali independence. A moving work. ~ Tim Sheridan

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