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Kora Revolution

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If you are one of those folks who wish that the traditional sounds of Senegalese music were more dominant in the work of Baaba Maal, here's your opportunity to enjoy those elements more fully. Kaouding Cissoko has been the Daande Lenol band's kora player for a long time and more recently provided an essential ingredient in the recordings of Afro Celt Sound System. Here he stands out front on an album of bright, poppy tunes, many with the subtle Latin groove so essential to the Senegalese pop sound. The band that backs him is a family affair of balafons, guitars, percussion, flutes, electric bass, and female vocals; the result is decidedly folkie and introspective (particularly in contrast to the Baaba Maal sound). It's more a counterrevolution, actually, a positive look back to the acoustic roots of the music: the complex rhythms, the call-and-response vocals, and above all the kora playing of one of West Africa's masters, at long last in the limelight. --Louis Gibson


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Song Title Time Price
  1. Kana Kassi 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Kora Revolution 4:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Hêro 7:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Niani Bagne Na 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Douwayra Podor 6:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Anna 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Kounoun 5:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Saya Djangaro 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Ditax Kora 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Senegal-Mauritanie 5:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Bannaya 9:44$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 3, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: August 3, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Palm Pictures (Audio
  • ASIN: B00000JRM8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #457,871 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wilmetta J. Toliver on July 25, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I enjoyed the album when i purchased it in 1999 but usually do not write reviews. July 18, 2003, Kaouding Cissoko passed away in Dakar at the age of 39. Though he comes from a grand family of Cissoko kora -ists (his father played at the Sorano National Theater for years and his brothers also play). The next time Baaba Mal tours, it will be without Kaouding. So this solo album may be your last chance to hear one of the most sophisticated yet humble kora musicians in the world.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Blumberg on May 9, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is a beautiful album that combines georgeous melodies with some powerful rhythms. Clearly Kaouding Cissoko was a master at his instrument but his lyrical approach predominates over technique. I'd recommend this to anyone who is interested in hearing this unique instrument (Kora) or who enjoys music from west africa.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "santyago" on January 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
A perfect blend of the traditional kora with Baaba Maal's sophisticated vision of african pop (Maal guests on the album). If you liked NOMAD (Maal) or KULANJAN (Mahal & Diabate) or the SONGHAI albums, you'll love this one. If you don't have any of those, buy them all -- you'll find yourself smiling more for no apparent reason.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ekongkaar on January 1, 2009
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i have always loved this cd since i first heard four or five years ago. standup bass or not, this is beautiful music! enjoy...
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
What the hell is a standup bass doing on this cd? Why do some producers feel compelled to ruin the music by introducing inapprpriate and irrelevant noises? The Kora is a very very DELICATE instrument. Mixing in a standup bass on this cd is just a bad idea. The fact that the bass player is a terrible one makes it even more aggravating.
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