Posted by musicofmali
January 26, 2007
"music of mali with MAMOU SIDIBE"
From the viewer comments and the title, I gather that this song is in praise of the Fulani (Foulbe) ethnic group. A commenter confirmed that this was an example of Wassoulou music.
Here's information about this type of music from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassoulou_music:
"Wassoulou is a genre of West African popular music, named after the region of Wassoulou. It is performed mostly by women, using lyrics that address women's issues regarding childbearing, fertility and polygamy. Instrumentation includes soku (a traditional fiddle sometimes replaced with modern imported instruments), djembe drum, kamalen n'goni (a six-stringed harp), karinyan (metal tube percussion) and bolon (a four-stringed harp). The vocals are typically passionate, emphatic and in a call-and-response format. Prominent artists include Oumou Sangaré, Coumba Sidibe, Dienaba Diakite, Kagbe Sidibe, and Sali Sidibe. Several of these prominent artists perform on an album called The Wassoulou Sound: Women of Mali."
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