The Malian kora master and weaver-of-sound Toumani Diabate has long astounded audiences with the rhythmic and melodic complexity he draws from his instrument. His movements seem so slight and the view of his hands is mostly obscured by the body of the kora. So the short demonstration at the beginning of this film shines a light on Toumani’s musicianship. Produced by World Circuit to accompany The Mande Variations (2008), this film is perhaps the best clip we currently have of Toumani on YouTube.
Toumani Diabate – YouTube highlight
Posted on May 4, 2009 by Crepuscule Culture
Posted in: World/Folk