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  • Artist(s): London Symphony Orchestra
  • Summary: The live recording from 2008 at London's Barbican Centre features Toumani Diabaté with the London Symphony Orchestra as well as Malian musicians such as Kasse Mady Diabaté, Lassana Diabaté, Fanta Mady Kouyaté, Fode Kouyate, and Ganda Tounkara.
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  1. Apr 26, 2021
    90
    This is music for meditating, for thinking, for relaxing, for dreaming. Each note sounds painstakingly placed and rehearsed but also deeply felt. Toumani Diabaté’s star, in particular, shines in new ways, and the continuities of past and present for him and his compatriots are constantly evident, speaking volumes about each player’s skill and love of performance in Kôrôlén.
  2. Apr 26, 2021
    80
    The contrasting arrangement styles create a wonderful variety in the orchestral textures, putting a new sheen on pieces usually performed in the griot tradition.
  3. Mojo
    Apr 26, 2021
    80
    Timeless. [Jun 2021, p.89]
  4. Uncut
    Apr 26, 2021
    80
    The prevailing mood is one of stately elegance but there are flashes of wit, too. [Jun 2021, p.25]
  5. Apr 26, 2021
    60
    A special evening, but one containing both chasms and confluences.
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