Just after becoming independent in 1970, Mali’s young musicians
started to form a National Orchestra. Since there were much more
good players than needed, they formed A, B and C orchestras.
This was the first of them all, lead by multi-instrumentalist
‘Kélétigui Diabate’. On his West African travels he learned to play
guitar, trumpet, flute, saxophone and counter-bass. He plays the
guitar on this LP. We heard tracks 3 and 5 on the Mali Collector
some time ago already, now here’s also the rest of the only album
ever recorded by this group.
4 Son t’aw la
7 Nonsi komotigi