Monday, April 10, 2017

Bluesin': Kalaban Coura and "Mali"

Today's random tune is by Kalaban Coura and is entitled Mali. Kalaban Coura is a group that was formed by Belgian guitarist Quentin Dujardin in 2008 after he had to make an unexpected extra stay in Bamako due to lost luggage. He spent the time staying with painter Oumar Cisse and in the process met Kalil Sidy Haïdara, a pianist vocalist who heard Dujardin playing the guitar. He rounded out the group with Moroccan vocalist and violinist Jalal El Allouli and they put out an album. Mali can be found on their album Aigabani (2013) and on the compilation album Putumayo Presents: African Blues (2012).