All disks by DJESSOU MORY KANTE (2 releases)
Cat# STCD1124



Released: 13 Oct 2014
Country: GUINEA

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Dec 2015 - 8
Aug 2015 - 4
Mar 2015 - 2
Dec 2014 - 1

Price: £11.95

New album by one of Guinea's greatest guitarists

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More than a decade and a half after his first international solo release, Djessou Mory Kanté returns with a collection of beautifully crafted instrumentals. Rooted in the Maninka traditions of Guinea and Mali, River Strings flows with rich melodic interchanges; like the Niger River which inspired these recordings. Younger brother of Les Ambassadeurs' guitarist Kanté Manfila and regular guitarist for such renowned singers as Salif Keďta and Sékouba Bambino, Djessou Mory Kanté's musicianship is gentle and understated and shows just why he is the guitarist to whom others turn.

'There are no vocals, no stunt guitar treatments, nothing to buttonhole the listener apart from the sense of all-rightness generated by faultless layers of guitar playing' (fRoots)

'This is one of the most exquisite African guitar albums in a long time' ★★★★ (Evening Standard)

Track# / Song nametime 
01 Coucou 05:21
02 Nan Koura 05:07
03 Toubaka 04:33
04 Fakoly 05:18
05 Denya 05:31
06 Djandjo 06:07
07 Senekela 04:26
08 Harouna 03:38
09 Laban 03:29
10 Mbalia 05:29
11 Moussow 04:23
12 Dounia Bara 03:25
13 Kana Nka Kanu Sa 04:29

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