Tallawit Timbouctou Hali Diallo

Sahel Sounds | Item No: 608089
Vinyl LP | 2018 / US – Original | New
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Item Description
Tallawit Timbouctou are champions of takamba, a hypnotic traditional music from
Northern Mali. Built around the tehardent, the four stringed lute and pre-cursor to
the American banjo, takamba's droning distortion comes from signature handmade
mics and blown out amplifiers. Accompanied by percussion pounded out onto an
overturned calabash with mind boggling time signatures, the combined effect is
trance inducing. This is the music that long ruled the North of Mali, performed at
festivities, blasting out of dusty boomboxes, and beaming out from village radio
stations. Its origin is shrouded in mystery, and though purportedly dating back to the
Songhai Empire of the 15th century, takamba's heyday was in the 1980s, with the
introduction of amplification. Musicians found a lucrative circuit, performing in
elegant weddings, creating cassettes on demand, and writing songs for their wealthy
patrons. Today takamba has fallen out of popular fashion with the youth, but
continues to thrive in a small network of die-hard traditionalists. Band leader Aghaly
Ag Amoumine is one of the remaining renowned takamba musicians. Descended
from a long line of praise singers, he spent decades traveling across the Sahel,
performing in remote nomad camps and crowded West African capitals. His
compositions continue to circulate today and have become part of the folk
repertoire. His group Tallawit Timbouctou, based in the city of the same name,
continues in the family tradition, and has featured both his brother and nephew as
accompanying members. Recorded at home in Timbouctou, "Hali Diallo" is a
relentless and nonstop recording, true to the form of takamba. Tracks blend
seamlessly into one another, instruments are tuned mid-song, and Aghaly only
pauses singing long enough for the occasional shout-out or dedication. Unfiltered
and direct as it's meant to be heard, Tallawit Timbouctou is a shining example of one
of the last great takamba bands.
Item Details
Item No: 608089
Artist: Tallawit Timbouctou
Title: Hali Diallo
Label: Sahel Sounds
Format: Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing: US – Original
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Organic Grooves
Style: Afrobeat
Available since: 2018-10-31
Condition: New
Price: 21,99 €
Weight: 250g (plus 250g Packaging)
A1 Intro
A2 Hali Diallo
A3 Super Continue
A4 Adernibah
B1 Khoumeissa
B2 Ami Cisse
B3 Kanji
B4 Kalitay
B5 Abacabok
B6 Chebiba
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