This week In One-Off Collaborations 08/52

Dr. John & Eric Clapton, Joey Blake & Bobby Mcferrin, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, Rihanna & Ne Yo, Heidi Klum & Seal, Daryl Hall & Smokey Robinson, Carlos Santana & Gato Barbieri, Massive Attack & Portishead, David Sylvian & Robert Fripp, Paco De Lucia, John Mclaughlin & Larry Coryell, Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate, Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana

Malian ‘Korists’ – Kora Music

Today September 23, as we celebrate Mali's national day, we take a closer look at one facet of its rich musics : Malian 'Korist' - Kora Music

Video Tracklist :

Toumani Diabate . Sidiki Diabate vs Toumani Diabate . Ballaké Sissoko . Toumani Diabaté w/ Symmetric Orchestra - Mali Sadio . Khoussa Kora Balla | Ecole de Musique de Kirina , Mali . Kora Tutorial - Mali Sadio / Kumbengo . Borama Kone - Ala Ka Lakidu . Moustapha Dembele . Sounds of Kora from Mali . Idrissa Cissoko . Issa Koliate . Mamadou Diabate's Ensemble-I . Iba One & Sidiki Diabaté - Malian Rap Improv .

Audio Tracklist :

Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté - Rachid Ouiguini . Ballaké Sissoko - Improvisation 1 . Mamadou Diabaté, Fuseini Kouyate - Tunga . Mamadou Diabaté - Yaka Yaka . Toumani Diabaté & Ballaké Sissoko - Bi Lambam .

A Box Of Candies

From 'Chocolate Shake' to 'Candy Man' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz And Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Chocolates & Candies'. It has Stan Getz , Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder, Les Primitifs Du Futur, Juan Formell Y Los Van Van and many more.


From 'Para Africa Traigo Mi Son' to 'Ritmo Africano' , we have mixed 18 'Tropical Rhythms' tunes around the theme of 'Africa meets Jazz meets Latin'. It has Tabu Ley Rochereau, Dizzy Gillespie, Cal Tjader, Eubie Blake and many more.

Fenfo is how you say “something to say” in Bambara or how you sing it if you are activist Fatoumata Diawara.

Fatoumata Diawara' s 'Fenfo' is her second album produced by Matthieu Chedid, featuring korists Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté, percussionist Mokhtar Samba and bassist Etienne Mbappé and released on May 25, 2018 on Wagram/Montuno

Fatoumata Diawara

The Guardian

Fenfo – which translates as “something to say” – is a classy affair that demonstrates her impressive musical range


they are careful, adding a touch of Afrofuturism but ultimately not expanding the music too far beyond

Fatoumata Diawara - Fenfo