Kouyate sory kandia

Kouyate Sory Kandia



This is an old school Guinean vocalist of the crooning, occasionally belting, variety. It’s all there: rhumba, jazz, and indigenous modes.

On the song “Souaressi”, as on most of the songs, Kouyate Sory Kandia is accompanied by an orchestra of traditional and western instruments.

The whole album makes me feel retro or something. Yeah!

I bought this tape at a market in central Bamako, Mali. Tapes there cost like 700-1000 CFA Francs (which is about $1.50-$2.00).


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December 27, 2007 at 10:23 pm

I suppose you’ve taken down older tapes due to server space.
I’m curious about hearing this one, if you are willing to repost sometime, or maybe just for a limited time. In particular, I’d like to hear Soli De Balafon.
-Thanks for the great site. Very well organized and presented.

February 16, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I visited Guinea in December, and this guy (I was told his name was Sory Kandia Kouyaté, but these things vary depending on who you ask!) was all over the radio to commemorate the death of Lansana Conte. “Siiba” is the song from a recording called “L’épopée du mandingue”. Ridiculously dramatic and haunting. I remember hearing it in a smallish village and marvelling at how perfectly it defined that moment in time for me. And then I heard it about 50 times after that, sometimes on 2 radios within 10 feet of each other (with 5 sec delay between the two!).

I downloaded the song, don’t know if you only rip stuff from tapes. Worth checking for in NYC. I am SO jealous, but your blog helps satisfy my cravings. Thank you.

January 31, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Латекс / Латекс
Лерой и Стич / Leroy & Stitch
Старая Лестница / Старая Лестница
Лило и Стич / Lilo & Stitch
Король Лев 2 – Гордость Симбы / The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
Король Лев 3 – Хакуна Матата / Lion King 1?
Король Лев / The Lion King
Русалочка / The Little Mermaid
Весёлые Мелодии / Looney Tunes
Атлантида – Затерянный Мир / Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Как Львёнок и Черепаха Пели Песню
Ловушка Для Кошек / Macskafogo
Мадагаскар / Madagascar
Властелины Времени / Les Maitres Du Temps
Сборник Мультфильмов – Малышам о Малышах №3 (1946-1984)
Американская история 3 – Сокровища Острова Манхэттен / American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
Страна Фантазий / Mari Iyagi
Мария, Мирабелла / Maria Mirabella
Я вышла замуж за странную личность / I Married a Strange Person!
Бионикл – Маска Света / Bionicle: Mask of Light – The Movie
Медведь 3D
Сон в Летнюю Ночь / El Sueno de una noche de San Juan / Midsammer Dream
Сборник Мультфильмов – Легенды и Мифы Древней Греции (1972-1989) / Сборник Мультфильмов – Легенды и Мифы Древней Греции
Атлантида 2 – Возвращение Майло / Atlantis: Milo’s Return
Сквозь созвездие Мебиуса / Thru The Moebius Strip
Сборник Мультфильмов – Мойдодыр (1946-1985)
Моя жизнь / Моя Жизнь
Дом Монстр / Monster House
Корпорация Монстров / Monsters, Inc.
Больше / More
Синдбад-Мореход / СИНДБАД-МОРЕХОД
Мороз Иванович / Мороз Иванович
Мулан / Mulan
Путешествие Муравья
Три Мушкетера (Дисней) / Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers

"Big Al" Maghrebreply
April 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Does anyone know the right tracklist for this? The cover and the song titles come from his Grand Prix du Disque album, but those aren;t the songs on this album. And they’re great songs, so if anyone knows their real names, post them!

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