The Mandé Variations

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The Mandé Variations
Studio album by Toumani Diabaté
Released February 26, 2008
Recorded Livingston Studios, London
Genre World music
Length 56:26
Label Nonesuch Records/World Circuit
Producer Nick Gold
Toumani Diabaté chronology
Boulevard de l'Independance
(2006)
The Mandé Variations
(2008)
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The Mandé Variations is a studio album by Toumani Diabaté. Unlike many of his recordings which feature large ensembles, it consists of solo Kora throughout. The influences range from traditional Kora pieces to modern Western music.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Si Naani" - 10:31
  2. "Elyne Road" - 8:50
  3. "Ali Farka Toure" - 6:20
  4. "Kaounding Cissoko" - 6:27
  5. "Ismael Drame" - 5:45
  6. "Djourou Kara Nany" - 6:53
  7. "El Nabiyouna" - 6:03
  8. "Cantelowes" - 6:57

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