June 24, 2021

Salif Keita, Kante Manfila
Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux
Celluloid 1981

On request by blogfriend Mouhamadou another album
by Les Ambassadeurs today. It concerns the 1981 ‘Tounkan’.
Powerful work with the two greats, Salif keita and Kante Manfila.
Salif Keita, chanteur, compositeur, le Domingo de la chanson
Africaine. Kante Manfila, guitariste, compositeur,
chef d’orchestre .. enjoy

01 – Tounkan
02 – Djata
03 – Kanlelenti
04 – Toubaka


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  1. Ian Franey 25 June 2021 at 07:41 - Reply

    I’d forgotten about some of these tracks. Awesome. Bringing back strong memories of listening to this for the first time during multiple power outages one particular night in Serrekunda many many moons ago with long lost aquaintances. Serendipitous

  2. ngoni 27 June 2021 at 19:48 - Reply

    This album deserves to listen carefully, especially Kankelenti according to the notes of Florent Mazzoleni, collaborates on the piano Ray Lema, truly Ray is a bit lost within the Mandingo style …
    I prefer the other version of Kanken-tigui from the previous album posted, S.K. & Ambassadeurs -Badmos (BIR 009), despite the press defect, although the keyboard is also out of place, at least it seems to bother less, it is a little more Latin, which fits a little better.

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