Trio Da Kali And Kronos Quartet
this divine union has produced such rich textures; hauntingly melodic & strikingly inventive as violins, viola & cello combine with balafon, ngoni led by a staggering female voice.
David Harrington, who founded the Kronos Quartet in 1973, describes the album as “one of the most beautiful Kronos has done in forty years.” All three Da Kali members come from hereditary musical families; Balafon player and musical director Lassana Diabate was a long-time member of Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra & has recorded with Salif Keita, Taj Mahal & many others. Bass ngoni player Mamadou Kouyaté is the eldest son of the instrument’s greatest exponent, Bassekou Kouyaté & he holds down the groove in his father’s band ‘Ngoni Ba’. Singer Hawa ‘Kassé Mady’ Diabate’s power, range & phrasing of her voice led David Harrington to compare her to the late queen of American gospel, Mahalia Jackson.
- Eh Ya Ye
- Garaba Mama
- God Shall Wipe All Tears Away
- Lila Bambo
- Kene Bo