- Performer:Mamadou Diabate
- Style:African Folk,Afro-Pop,African Traditions,West African
- Date of release:June 14, 2005
- Recording date:August 27, 2003 & August 28, 2003
- Recording location:Electric Wilburland, Newfield, NY
- Size FLAC version1647 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1257 megabytes
- Size WMA version1636 megabytes
- Formats:MMF AHX WMA TTA MOD RA
Mamadou Diabaté (born 1975) is a Malian musician known for his work with the kora. He began playing quite early in his life, became known as a musician in the area of Mali in which he lived, and has since moved to the United States, recording several albums.
But the masterful Mamadou Diabate can pull off a solo performance with no overdubs, as he does on this welcome addition to the expanding world music catalog. Given the orchestral nature of the instrument, Diabate can extract endless cascading or speedy chorus after chorus.
This album has an average beat per minute of 126 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 104/146 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Behmanka. Album starts at 120BPM, ends at 110BPM (-10), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Mamadou Diabaté.
Mamadou Diabate from Mali is a true kora master who bears a last name that comes as an obligation to commit oneself to the music and its traditional importance. Mamadou’s cousin Toumani Diabate is the most famous kora virtuoso of his generation. During the course of his great career, Toumani turned the kora into a powerful solo instrument, playing both melody and accompaniment at the same time. Now Mamadou follows track with an album that exclusively features solo pieces for kora
In 2005, Diabaté was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Traditional World Music Album category for Behmanka, but lost to the collaboration between his cousin Toumani Diabate and Ali Farka Toure.
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CreditsMamadou Diabate - Adaptation, Arranger, Composer, Kora, Liner Notes, Primary Artist
Karin Elsener - Design
Banning Eyre - Liner Notes
Traditional - Composer
|1||Touma Mamadou Diabate||Mamadou Diabate||5:44|
|2||Jamanadiera Traditional||Mamadou Diabate||6:19|
|3||Behmanka Traditional||Mamadou Diabate||5:50|
|4||Kora Boloba Traditional||Mamadou Diabate||9:42|
|5||Kita Baro Traditional||Mamadou Diabate||5:12|
|6||Diarabi Kele Mamadou Diabate||Mamadou Diabate||5:15|
|7||Sanfene Foli Traditional||Mamadou Diabate||4:35|
|8||Djimbaseh Traditional||Mamadou Diabate||6:37|