In the Heart of the Moon

Africa℗ 2005 World Circuit
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In the Heart of the Moon is a 2005 record by Malian musicians Ali Farka Touré on the guitar and providing vocals and Toumani Diabaté on the kora. The album was recorded in the "Toit de Bamako" conference room on the top floor of the Hotel Mandé overlooking the Niger River in Bamako, Mali. It is the first in a three-part series released on World Circuit Records entitled "The Hotel Mandé Sessions" followed by Savane and Boulevard de l'Independence. The album's title is derived from Touré's own more lengthy descriptive title for the recording session; "A very important meeting in the realm at the heart of the moon."
The album includes twelve tracks, based mostly on Songhai traditions of the north of Mali and the Bambara traditions of southern Mali and neighboring Guinea, harking back to the period immediately before independence. The album was recorded without rehearsals; both musicians claimed that the music flowed naturally and effortlessly, Touré being long acquainted with Diabaté's family and musical traditions. Despite their mutual admiration the musicians had previously only performed a total of three hours together over fifteen years.
In 2009.

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Songs
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Debe4:55
2
Kala5:06
3
Mamadou Boutiquier5:04
4
Monsieur Le Maire De Niafunké3:58
5
Kaira6:24
6
Simbo4:00
7
Ai Ga Bani4:34
8
Soumbou Ya Ya3:30
9
Naweye Toro4:23
10
Kadi Kadi3:21
11
Gomni4:17
12
Hawa Dolo5:00
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Additional Information

Total length
54:39
Tracks
12
Released
June 27, 2005
Label
℗ 2005 World Circuit
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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