Nâ Hawa Doumbia | La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3



*LP includes digital download

Brilliant and classic recording from one of Mali’s greatest divas. (See also our reissue of her incredible, stripped down Vol 1.)

Na Hawa Doumbia’s La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3 was the very first release for Awesome Tapes From Africa.

This 1982 recording captures the dualities inherent in Doumbia’s music early on. From a stripped-down, raw backdrop arise warm sonics; expressions of feminism and social issues imparted through spare refrains.

Na Hawa Doumbia’s urgent, distinctive vocals and hypnotic didadi rhythm from her native Bougouni have made her a respected voice in Mali for more than three decades. Today she is best known for her contributions to Wassoulou music.

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CD – $9, LP – $18, MP3 – $8, WAV – $8