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Album: Baro
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6.4

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Total ratings: 1172









Released: 2001
Length: 5:34
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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Hokanda matusa, hobata!
Came across these guys in a Windoze Media Player clip Loved 'em ever since!

Thanks RP - awesome mix 
One of the best live acts I've ever seen in any genre.
One way to know you like a song - I turned on RP first thing as I sat down at my desk, heard this song playing, and I thought, "It's going to be a good day!."
Nice guitar, percussion and voice!
 Stingray wrote:

Makes me think most RP listeners are rather conservative.

Just a statement!



 

I think you are right that in general, RP listeners are conservative when it comes to musical taste, although they seem left of center as far as politics and social issues are concerned.  Maybe just the vocal ones are.

 
Love Habib. African tunes of the highest calibre!
 offroadbiker wrote:
It would be so awesome to know the lyrics to this song!  Tried a web search and unfortunately didn't find anything.  {#Sad}

 
The lack of lyrics drives me to distraction! Especially when the music is so fine, as this is.
I found these:

Lost the weakest part of this taking over me
I can't ease your mind and nothing goes away
Harder to move on and easy to stay away

Float above the world and yet I still can't find it
Then I burned myself in wax, Jesus candle red

You can ease your mind and it will be your friend
We should disappear and then we won't fade away
I can't go on, can't get away all that I, I love is part of my pain
Giving up

You can ease your mind and it will be your friend
We should disappear and then we won't fade away
I can't go on, can't get away, all that I love is part of my pain
Or let's watch our lives taken away our love is dead
But can't find a grave giving up

Lost the weakest part of this taking over me
I can't ease your mind and nothing goes away

 

-Nice, eh?

{#Meditate}

 These lyrics take the song from an 8 to a 9 immediately, for me.
"You can ease your mind and it will be your friend." -I love that!

 oldfart48 wrote:
 TerryS wrote:
Need to go to Mali, sooon.
wear ALL of your BULLETPROOF, knife proof,  arrow proof &, spear proof stuff,  you WILL need em.

 
Hey, I just came back from the outskirts of Moscow in a beatup old taxi which I had to pay for a fill-up before he would proceed.
Twirling his pen: "I'm invincible!
Outstanding! 9

something about the vibe! {#Hearteyes}
 oldfart48 wrote:
 TerryS wrote:
Need to go to Mali, sooon.
wear ALL of your BULLETPROOF, knife proof,  arrow proof &, spear proof stuff,  you WILL need em.

 
What? Like a trip to DC or NYC?I
I don't know the language but sounds  cool 
 
It would be so awesome to know the lyrics to this song!  Tried a web search and unfortunately didn't find anything.  {#Sad}
Just to explain my rating: Slow and one-dimensional.
 hallogallo wrote:

Very nice.

Mali has been a fertile source of great music for hundreds of years.

 

 
At least since 1200 AD, when MALI was the richest country on earth and the main supplier of gold for Europeans kingdoms!
 leonswiatek wrote:
BORING

 
Really...?

ISIS said the same last November - when they forbad HABIB in the North of the country. 

TUTT DISS PO-AAAN POOR MISS-JÖ CO-ET

Sorry for my English!

10, Habib - as usual! 
 richlister wrote:
I always wonder why there aren't more Senegalese artists... until you listen to this crap, and I realise why.

 
... except that the band is based in Mali.  You know - a whole different country.
 Stingray wrote:

 In reality we need no more than 4 rating possibilities:

 

 1 = horrible

10 = my favourite

 

then

 

6/7 (is one group) = bad

8/9 (is one group) = good

 

Most African (Muslim?) music - here Habib Koité - is rated 6/7 on RP

Most "Americana", "girls" and "Oldies" are rated 8/9 on RP.

 

Makes me think most RP listeners are rather conservative.

Just a statement!

 
Just a bad statement? It is your statement! That means, everybody has his own taste.

Very nice.

Mali has been a fertile source of great music for hundreds of years.

 
 richlister wrote:
I always wonder why there aren't more Senegalese artists... until you listen to this crap, and I realise why.

 
You are now required to sell any NBA team you might own.
I always wonder why there aren't more Senegalese artists... until you listen to this crap, and I realise why.
BAMADA TAKAMBA HOBAMBA DOMAMDA BANA HERGÜN DOMALMA DÄ°KEMBE MODOM ANANA KOKOMBO ÇÄ°VÄ°VATÄ° KOKOÇATÄ° ŞSDMFHLSDMHLSDFH AMK BU NE BÄ°ÇÄ°M ŞARKI LAN GÖTÜMBO DOMOLDO TAKAMATÄ° YARAKÄ°RÄ° HARAKÄ°RÄ° HAKKARÄ° 
 TerryS wrote:
Need to go to Mali, sooon.
wear ALL of your BULLETPROOF, knife proof,  arrow proof &, spear proof stuff,  you WILL need em.
Thoroughly enjoyable and groovalicious.
The musicians are skilled but this song sucks
I think Bill likes the music from Africa.
This song is good and deserves its place on Radio Paradise.
Other African songs are more narrow in style and far away from the USA-style. I think we can't judge their quality because we are not familiar with those styles, but I agree that it is sometimes African Music Fest on RP and there are other radiostations for that.
THE GUITAR PLAYER IS CHANELING  ALI FARKA TOURE, A VERY GOOD THING  {#Guitarist}
Sounds like he has Balls in his mouth. WTF
Shout out for importance of maintaining the "global perspective" on this Radio of Paradise.
I don't often comment here but just got to say, "Keep the eclectic music coming, Radio Paradise."  The occasional African, Cuban, Asian and other ethnic pieces of music are a nice change and may open someone's ear & mind to the fact that there are other cultures beyond your own backyard.  Thanks again.
Only part of Radio Paradise I don't really care for much. Appreciate the musicianship and all that, but, well, it's just so far removed from my culture. Fine if I'm living in Africa, or visiting - grab a bit of the local culture - other than that, not what I'd call 'easy listening' :)
Keep bringing on the African music, Bill!   Never mind the tin-eared yahoos!
 JIan wrote:

{#High-five}
 
All we need now is a nice Middle-Eastern carpet and a weighted chain...
 debobasu wrote:

Actually I think this song not only is pleasant to listen to, and the vocals and different language is part of the musical nature of the song, but it's instrumentation also has a very complex and interesting play in the time signatures.

I also think your attempt to be funny is quite childish, something that is more meant to be on a website like 9gag or a 'like/dislike' comment on youtube...  

Go back from whence you came! You shall not pass!! :D 
 
{#High-five}
 Kilroy wrote:
"Is something going on in Mali? Is that why Bill is playing so much music from this country? I better Google it and donate to a worthwhile charity if there is something amiss."
    - What Bill wishes his listeners are thinking

"Why does he keep playing this crap?"
   - What 99% RP listeners are actually thinking
 
Actually I think this song not only is pleasant to listen to, and the vocals and different language is part of the musical nature of the song, but it's instrumentation also has a very complex and interesting play in the time signatures.

I also think your attempt to be funny is quite childish, something that is more meant to be on a website like 9gag or a 'like/dislike' comment on youtube...  

Go back from whence you came! You shall not pass!! :D 
 Kilroy wrote:
"Is something going on in Mali? Is that why Bill is playing so much music from this country? I better Google it and donate to a worthwhile charity if there is something amiss."
    - What Bill wishes his listeners are thinking

"Why does he keep playing this crap?"
   - What 99% RP listeners are actually thinking
 
Actually, Kilroy (and don't forget that Foo was here, first), Koite is Senegalese, not Malian, but his band is indeed based in that country (Mali).  Please speak for yourself about calling this music crap, as I am sure it is far more than 1% of RP listeners that feel this is far from crap.  Of course, you are entitled to your opinion, but it is awfully arrogant of you to assume you are in the 99% majority.  Not to mention, all you would have to do is look at the distribution of the ratings on this song to see that the average RP listener that has ranked on this tune far higher than what a "crap" rating might indicate.  Additionally, many believe such traditions as American Blues can trace their roots to regions of Africa like Mali; thus, adding layers of appeal to this genre and style.  {#Stupid}
"Is something going on in Mali? Is that why Bill is playing so much music from this country? I better Google it and donate to a worthwhile charity if there is something amiss."
    - What Bill wishes his listeners are thinking

"Why does he keep playing this crap?"
   - What 99% RP listeners are actually thinking
 lsfeder wrote:
WAKA WAKA WAKA... most of the time this dude isn't even singing, he's just speaking.... sucko barfo vote
 
yeh, kind of like rap. Or poetry. Or a good conversation. If he "spoke" in English, might keep your lunch down. Too bad.
Awesome song!
BORING
I hear the talking of the DJ. Can't understand. Just what does he say? I'm on an African radio... {#Wink}


 In reality we need no more than 4 rating possibilities:

 

 1 = horrible

10 = my favourite

 

then

 

6/7 (is one group) = bad

8/9 (is one group) = good

 

Most African (Muslim?) music - here Habib Koité - is rated 6/7 on RP

Most "Americana", "girls" and "Oldies" are rated 8/9 on RP.

 

Makes me think most RP listeners are rather conservative.

Just a statement!


 nettibert wrote:
It's a little like Ali Farka Toure.

 

Not really!

Of course both share the GRIOT-background, both are from Mali (but not the same tribe), but else?

OK, there is more (instrumentation, for example, and the language), but what you say is as true

as if saying: "a little bit like the Stones", when talking about the Small Faces, the Kinks or Move!

If this were to be true - than you are correct as well!


so good all the time- i love this album!

LIVE even better!

 


I really like this, even if I don't have a clue what they're saying.  I hope it's not "Death to American Satan."
 TerryS wrote:
Need to go to Mali, sooon.
 
Now I've been and by the sound of recent news, not a minute too soon. Anyway, the music is good, but this is better.
Sweet
Very nice ...
It's a little like Ali Farka Toure.

 bugleboy624 wrote:
Another one of those, "What the hell is Bill playing now?" tunes.
 
... and that's why this site is so much fun!  "What the hell is Bill playing NOW?!!"

Dig it. 8
WAKA WAKA WAKA... most of the time this dude isn't even singing, he's just speaking.... sucko barfo vote
 Netto wrote:
I need more ganja for this music {#Innocent}
 

FYT
I need more ganja for this music {#Innocent}
Need to go to Mali, sooon.
 ubuntourist wrote:
Once again, I hope for some follow-up by Johnny Clegg and Savuka (or Jaluka). {#Meditate}
 
Ohhhh - I LOVE Johnny Clegg and Savuka!  "Scatterlings of Africa" is a favorite, but I love everything from the "Shadow Man" CD... Well, okay - I love everything he's done. Went to his website and got pieces of new work, which only makes me want to invest in his music. Something keeps drawing me to Africa...

 ubuntourist wrote:
Once again, I hope for some follow-up by Johnny Clegg and Savuka (or Jaluka). {#Meditate}
 

ouppssss... sorry, Van Morrison... not that bad though... but not that you were praying for.
Great opportunity to have some Daby Touré's stuff in here, now... no?

Once again, I hope for some follow-up by Johnny Clegg and Savuka (or Jaluka). {#Meditate}

Habib Koité & Bamada  by el*bandido
Pieter Dewulf
https://www.flickr.com/photos/elbandido/

Habib Koite: my guitar hero of Mali - meer foto's en video op www.tropicalidad.be/pivot/entry.php?id=329.

Copyright All rights reserved


Really caught my ear—very relaxing and smooth.

{#Meditate}
kinda cool.......
7
i think you mean ali farka toure?...

 
zenhead wrote:
i love this kind of music. reminds me of the work that fela kuti and ry cooder did.
 


Nice
Why is it you can be perfectly happy listenting to music when you don't understand a word they say, but when they throw in some spoken words you really feel like you're missing something?

I luuuuurves me some Habib Koite; all his stuff is automatically a 7-10 for me! This one, gets a 9!{#Clap}
i love this kind of music. reminds me of the work that fela kuti and ry cooder did.
ho hum


love it...


 jessibird wrote:
I get to see Habib & Bamada tonight, right in my home town! {#Daisy}

Hey, why are the smilies broken?
 
I'm seeing him at UC Bezerkly in March {#Dance}

This is very reminiscent of Vieux Farka Touré's take on Bullet the Blue Sky. I see they are both singer/guitarists from Mali. Thanks to Crazy down below for the afropop link.

{#Drummer}{#Cool}
I get to see Habib & Bamada tonight, right in my home town! {#Daisy}

Hey, why are the smilies broken?


Another one of those, "What the hell is Bill playing now?" tunes.
The_Enemy wrote:
First time I've heard this song or this artist. Nice.
check out AfroPop Worldwide www.afropop.org "your guide to African and world music via public radio and the web"
First time I've heard this song or this artist. Nice.
mefrombrazil wrote:
world music with quality is welcome.
While many African performers have chosen to try to conquer Europe and North America by incorporating western sounds into their music and others are striving to perpetuate traditional music in a much more rigorous way, Habib Koité has adopted his own highly individual style which is both infused with the traditions of his country and very much in tune with his times. During a career which has produced a total of three albums and countless concerts across the world, Habib Koité has been able to develop his own very distinctive approach to guitar playing in which the influences of his own country can be discerned as well as other musical styles such as blues or even the occasional touches of Cuban or flamenco sounds. You can also find in his music, samples of the rich range of traditional Mali instruments such as the balafon, tamani or n'goni in his music. Musical arrangements that set off his warmhearted vocals to perfection. But it is above all on stage that this virtuoso guitar, who descends from a long line of griots, is revealed.
nigelr wrote:
Lovely work on those strings! So nice to be exposed to another culture in such a beautiful, expressive manner.
YURP, that's why I love the RP!
Candela wrote:
:crown:
did you like?
:crown:
world music with quality is welcome.
Lovely work on those strings! So nice to be exposed to another culture in such a beautiful, expressive manner.
Love it too! Deliciously exotic, yet comfortingly familiar. Candela wrote:
I LOVE THIS!
great sound!!!
Candela wrote:
I LOVE THIS!
me too.
I LOVE THIS!
Hello Bill, Any chance that next time you play something from Habib Koite, that you play this song: (click here) It is the only one yet to be played... Neil
xkolibuul wrote:
'Generic new age' is not an interesting comment, its an ignorant one.
And a generic one.
Terrible.
:clap:
LOVELLY! makes me happy =) Oscar PS: WAKA in MAGane ... i have no clue about the lenguage etc etc .. sounds very nice though!
This is wonderful.
we need more world music here. what is the style of African music that has high pitched children or women chanting/singing as they backup the lead vocals? I know that doesn't narrow it down too much, but it sounds like this, but more tribal and rocking. at one time, I made it my goal to use AllMusic to figure it out. But there are so many subgenres to sift through. Anyone know of a good resource for listening to a lot of African music?
Good timing. My sister just shipped off to Mali with the Peace Corps.
Sorta reminds me of that Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder album... which is a good thing :angel: (click here)
Lazaerus wrote:
mmmm... "generic New Age" that's an interesting comment. I guess that is a perspective that you could have, although a hear it as an ethnic sound, particular to a specific culture and I like it!
You're being way too tolerant. 'Generic new age' is not an interesting comment, its an ignorant one. This tune is just as rooted and centered as anything in Rock n Roll. Yum.
MLavender wrote:
Sounds a little too much like generic New Age to me. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.
mmmm... "generic New Age" that's an interesting comment. I guess that is a perspective that you could have, although a hear it as an ethnic sound, particular to a specific culture and I like it!
Kyrgyzstan, however you spell it, is more my cup of tea than this. This is OK if you want to be hypnotized to sleep, though. Zzzzzzzz . . . .
fantastic cd
I likey. :bounce:
Interesting song, I liked it.
Verra nice. NeilBlanchard wrote:
...
Thanks for the explanation!:good-vibes:
Sounds a little too much like generic New Age to me. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.
:dance: :guitarist: :boohoo: :roflol:
NeilBlanchard wrote:
The Takamba is one of the most popular dances in northern Mali...
That was going to be my next guess! ;-) Thanks for the info. Very pleasant tune. Reminds me of Oliver Mtukudzi (sp?), who also gets play on RP.
Hello: radiojunkie wrote:
What he say? :guitarist: :guitarist:
From the CD booklet: it's in the Songhai language, and here's the explanation.
Takamba (Take my hand) The Takamba is one of the most popular dances in northern Mali. And the favourite of the Songhai people. It started in Takamba, a village that lies between Boureme and Bamba in the region of Gao. It is a tender call to others, in the language of lovers. As beautiful as a sunset in Timbuktu, the young Songhai girl expresses herself with nobility, grace and the suppleness of her body by dancing the Takamba (symbol of love, friendship and faithulness between the Songhai nobles, the Aramas and the Kalantsars.)
This is my upload! :jump: Neil
What he say? :guitarist: :guitarist: