Boomkat Product Review:
"Mali Electric pays a unique tribute to the lost golden age of 1970s Mali. Following the example of their Guinean colleagues, the Malian orchestras of the 1970s electrified their guitars, plugged in their organs, recruited exceptional singers and sharpened their brass, modernizing whole sections of the folk catalogs mandingue, peul and bambara. At the time of the famous Bienniales Artistiques, renowned orchestras such as the Bamako Rail Band, the Super Djata Band, or National Badema measured themselves against lesser known, yet equally fearsome regional orchestras such as le Mystère Jazz de Tombouctou, le Kénéstar de Sikasso, le Sidi Yassa de Kayes or le Kanaga de Mopti, reflecting an ethnic and cultural diversity unique to West Africa."
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