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January 6, 2015 at 5:03 AM

A sparkling release from one of West Africa’s greats | New Recordings

Kassé Mady Diabaté, ‘Kiriké’ (Six Degrees)

This splendid, sparkling album featuring one of Mali’s great griots, whose family name will be familiar to anyone with even a casual interest in West African music, finds Kassé Mady Diabaté in the studio with an all-star cast: Ballaké Sissoko, kora (harp); Makan Tounkara, ngoni (lute); Lansiné Kouyaté, balafon (marimba); and — unusually — French cellist Vincent Segal.

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