CD release :
'Foliba' - available now!
Master Djembe Drummer Issa Coulibaly in
his long-awaited solo debut, accompanied by a superb line-up
of Mali’s finest musicians, serves up his own lively
and joyful takes on traditional West African songs.
'Foliba' is the long-awaited solo debut
of Master Djembe Drummer Issa Coulibaly. 'Foliba' (which means
'Big Play') is a collection of lively and joyful takes on
traditional West African songs. Each song, or 'foli' in Bambara,
Coulibaly's native language, features Coulibaly's original
arrangements for voice, flute, djembe, ballafon, djun djun
and guitar.This CD features a superb supporting line-up of
Mali's finest musicians, many of whom were his band mates
before Coulibaly came to the US.
Subjects in this collection include: a
tribute to Coulibaly's teachers, including Foussene Sissoko
and Sega Cisse ('Madan Foli'); courtship rituals ('Soungurubani');
loving prayers for Coulibaly's two daughters and children
everywhere ('Zankoroni'); the pitfalls of helping ungrateful
people ('Didadi Foli'); and gratitude for guidance from the
spirit world ('Komo Foli').
To get your copy of 'Foliba' now, call
401-559-1198, visit cdbaby.com
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