Hama Sankare is a renowned composer, arranger, vocalist, and calabash player from Mali whose reputation grew rapidly working with Ali Farka Touré. On Niafunke, Sankare is not just preserving this music, he is passionately bringing it to the next generation.
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Aural exploration. Music from Syria, Cape Verde, Brazil, Senegal, Italy, Mali, Morocco, Angola, Haiti, USA, Czech Republic, Mexico, and beyond.
Listen and hear the sound. Music from Canada, Madagascar, Benin, Sudan, Italy, Mali, Cape Verde, Kenya, South Africa, Iran, China, Japan, and beyond.
Release your soul. Music from Mali, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Réunion, Sudan, USA, Guinea, Angola, Finland, Spain, Israel, and beyond.
What Heat, the band’s second release, raises the stakes by joining forces with Metropole Orkest for a fascinating project. Bokanté and Metropole Orkest capture a musical tension from start to finish that keeps the listener on the edge of their seat. This union goes beyond a simple collaboration.