Les Ambassadeurs Internationales featuring Salif Keita


Les Ambassadeurs Internationales featuring Salif Keita by Rounder at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Salif Keita and Les Ambassadeurs are among that select company of African performers to attain commercial success in the U.S. This early recording reveals the Afro-Cuban sound so prevalent in the Ambassadeurs' music, and features Salif Keita's distinctly rich, scintillating voice. After first breaking into the Malian music scene with the Super Rail Band, Salif Keita left to help form Les Ambassadeurs. The strong Cuban influence in the music (obvious not only in the rhythms, but also in the horn


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Salif Keita and Les Ambassadeurs are among that select company of African performers to attain commercial success in the U.S. This early recording reveals the Afro-Cuban sound so prevalent in the Ambassadeurs' music, and features Salif Keita's distinctly rich, scintillating voice. After first breaking into the Malian music scene with the Super Rail Band, Salif Keita left to help form Les Ambassadeurs. The strong Cuban influence in the music (obvious not only in the rhythms, but also in the horn charts of a track like "Kolangoman") helped bring them local fame in the mid-'70s before Keita embarked on a solo career. With some stunning, but laid-back, guitar work from Kante Manfila, this record moves at a wonderful pace, never straining at the leash, but more danceable than 12 albums of funk. Compiled from the band's Malian releases, it offers a good cross-section of what they achieved (however, it's worth noting that "Mousso Gnaleden" was recorded after Keita's departure with a different vocalist), and how they could indulge in a song without it ever being forced. An absolute delight. --Chris Nickson

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Manufacturer:
Rounder
Category:
Afro-Cuban
Release Date:
2009-02-05
UPC:
011661505322
Artist:
Les Ambassadeurs Internationales featuring Salif Keita
Publisher:
Rounder
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.16 pounds
Item Size:
5.5 x 0.25 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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