Soundiata by Saramba Kouyaté

Saramba Kouyate — 56

So you’re sitting home on a Friday night and you just want to kick it to some dynamic diva from Mali while she floats along a tinkly river of luminescence (a.k.a. gold medal griot accompaniment). Can’t blame you for nurturing this sophisticated craving.UPDATE tonight Friday November 8 is now at Body Actualized Center (

143 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11206), come party with ATFA, serious dub vibes duo Blazer Sound System and special guest Addis Pablo.


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May 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Wow, this is about the best thing I’ve heard in very long time.. smitten..

January 30, 2016 at 3:17 am


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March 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm

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Brendon Carosellireply
April 22, 2021 at 12:34 pm

Incredible! A lot of these sounds from the kora or guitar or whatever it is sounds like sounds Jerry Garcia was playing with in the 70s.

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