ZANI DIABATE

Cat# STCD1113

& LES HERITIERS - 'TIENTALAW'

STERNS AFRICA


Released: 09 Jul 2012
Country: MALI

Sterns TOP Veteran
Date/place on top
May 2013 - 2
Jan 2013 - 2
Nov 2012 - 4
Aug 2012 - 1

Price: £12.95



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UK Tientalaw - Last Recordings By the Renowned Guitarist of the Super Djata Band - Zani Diabate & Les Héritiers US Tientalaw - Last Recordings By the Renowned Guitarist of the Super Djata Band - Zani Diabate & Les Héritiers

In the 1980s and at the helm of The Super Djata Band, Zani and his fellow musicians became the toast of the Western concert circuit. As critic Robert Christgau put it: “Super Djata’s groove is harder than Zairean soukous and fiercer than Senegalese mbalax”. As a Diabaté, one of Mali's most renowned griot families, Zani had been schooled in not just the kora and balafon but also dance and percussion, and perhaps his distinctive guitar playing reflected this synthesis. Blistering solos with unpredictable and angular episodes identified him as one of the region's great players with a style that, in some ways, was well-suited to European ears. Sadly whilst putting the finishing touches to Tientalaw Zani, according to reports, entered the studio with guitar strapped on in readiness but shortly suffered a stroke. He later died in a Parisian hospital on the afternoon of January 5th, 2011.


Track# / Song nametime 
01 Bogotigui Kanou 04:25
02 Mali Yafa 05:12
03 Nikoyi 05:26
04 Ni Zani Mana 06:00
05 Komi Maya Diya 04:24
06 Moussolankolo 05:45
07 Djamaw 05:24
08 Mangoya Kun 05:41
09 Djiri Djalan 04:42
10 Ambou Wele 04:51
11 Soubagaya 04:14
12 Koronto 04:17

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