Blending traditional Wassoulou sounds with modern synthesizers and drum machines, South Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia crafted an 80’s Afro-pop classic with her debut release on France’s Syllart Records. “Didadi” is a specific style of polyrhythm from South Mali usually accompanied by chanting and dancing. The celebratory nature of the music is immediately apparent, even if you can’t understand what Doumbia is singing… If you’re into this sound, we also highly recommend checking out Kanawa, Doumbia’s first release in over a decade on the great Awesome Tapes from Africa.
Recommended – A1 Djina Mousso, A2 Banani, B2 Baroo
Tags: African / Dance / Folk