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Kulanjan

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Download links and information about Kulanjan by Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabaté / Toumani Diabate. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Blues, World Music genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 58:56 minutes.

Artist: Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabaté / Toumani Diabate
Release date: 2000
Genre: Blues, World Music
Tracks: 12
Duration: 58:56
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Queen Bee 5:04
2. Tunkaranke 6:31
3. Ol' Georgie Buck 4:13
4. Kulanjan 4:35
5. Fanta 4:41
6. Guede Man Na 6:09
7. Catfish Blues 5:29
8. K'an Ben 4:59
9. Take This Hammer 5:01
10. Atlanta Kaira 4:59
11. Mississippi-Mali Blues 3:17
12. Sahara 3:58

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This informal collaboration between veteran American bluesman Mahal and Malian kora (it's a 21-stringed lute-like instrument) master Diabate was recorded in an Athens, GA, studio with a sextet of West African string instrumentalists and vocalists. It sounds like a half a world away, with the two mixed cultures merging to create traditional blues based on non-traditional musical values. Mahal's gruff, weary voice is soothed by the Malian crew's sweet tones; conversely, the leaders' picking styles sound as if they were harvested from the same land. Natural, unpretentious, and occasionally sensual, Kulanjan is classy world music without the stuffy undertones.