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Toumani Diabaté, The London Symphony Orchestra – Kôrôlén

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  • A groundbreaking new collaboration for fans of African music (Ali Farka Touré, Oumou Sangaré) as well as contemporary orchestral music (Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, the London Symphony Orchestra). Kôrôlén represents a very special collaboration between two real musical titans: The Grammy-winning kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté, who comes from Mali, and the world-famous London Symphony Orchestra, which has achieved global fame through its classical performances on countless albums, in films and on countless stages.

    Diabaté belongs to the traditional griot family of singers, poets and instrumentalists; his musical origins can be traced back over generations. Today he is known as one of the most creative musicians on the entire African continent, who almost single-handedly brought the iconic sound of the kora closer to a worldwide audience. As a great friend of cross-genre collaborations, he has so far recorded two Grammy-winning albums with desert blues pioneer Ali Farka Tourè and has worked on various projects with international greats such as Taj Mahal, Björk, Béla Fleck, Damon Albarn and Afrocubism.

    Reviews
    "Kora player Toumani Diabaté and the London Symphony Orchestra create wonderfully beautiful sound scenarios on "Kôrôlén" ('Passed on by the ancestors')." (Stereo, June 2021)
  • Label: World Circuit
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: UK & Europe
    Genre: World
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