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  • This five-track digital EP features music from the recording sessions for the album Toumani & Sidiki, a rare father-and-son collaboration between kora master Toumani Diabaté and his son Sidiki, the instrument’s emerging star. The EP extends the collection and explores further what happens "when two geniuses bridge generations" (Los Angeles Times).

  • This five-track digital EP features music from the recording sessions for the album Toumani & Sidiki, a rare father-and-son collaboration between kora master Toumani Diabaté and his son Sidiki, the instrument’s emerging star. The EP extends the collection and explores further what happens "when two geniuses bridge generations" (Los Angeles Times).

  • Toumani Diabaté, widely recognized as the greatest living kora player, and his eldest son Sidiki, release the recording Toumani & Sidiki on World Circuit. The album is a set of unaccompanied kora duets, featuring both obscure, almost forgotten kora pieces and a new look at some Mandé classics from Mali. The Evening Standard calls it "a rare treat, one of the albums of the year." The Guardian calls it "the finest Toumani collaboration since his classic work with Ali Farka Touré ... gently exquisite."

  • The second and last album pairing guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Touré and kora master Toumani Diabaté, Ali and Toumani won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album. Recorded in 2005, with contributions from Cachaíto López on bass, the album is the successor to the Grammy-winning In the Heart of the Moon and is the last recorded by both Touré and López. Pitchfork says it's "uncommonly beautiful." NPR calls it "breathtaking."

  • On his first solo album in 20 years, this legendary Malian master of the korathe 21-string West African harpmixes “fearsome technique with a deep humanism and a magical ability to improvise scintillating runs out of thin air” (Guardian, UK).

  • Malian kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté hits the studio with the West African big band from his legendary weekly shows at Bamako’s Hogon Nightclub. “A record of mysterious beauty and grandeur, and funky as hell,” says The Observer (UK).

  • The winner of the 2005 Grammy for Best Traditional World Music Album, In the Heart of the Moon brings together Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure and kora master Toumani Diabaté for "an album of breathtaking instrumental sorcery" (The Times, UK). Also featuring contributions from Ry Cooder, it was called "the most beautiful music on earth" by MOJO.