January '17

Hola majita! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you classic grooves by the likes of OZIAS and RUSH, as well as Congolese star JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE and plenty more.

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, email djokapi[at]gmail.com!

KASSE MADY - Fode (1990)

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Producer: Kassy Made Diabate                  

Local pressing of Malian star’s breakthrough album, first released in 1989. "Kasse Mady Diabate can retrace his origins to the 13th century, when his ancestor Morykaba Diabate was fighting along with the great Sunjata. Seven centuries of history have provided him with a rich musical tradition, lyrics heavy with symbols and images, and a perfect vocal training. A griot by birth, Kasse Mady was requested in '72 to join the Badema, Mali's national orchestra. From then on, he has led a double career, as a griot and as a singer with a modern band".