TOURE, SAMBA - ALBALA (+CD)

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: GLITTERBEAT

Release date: 06/05/2013

Barcode: 4030433600412

Catalog no.: GBLP0000004

Item ID: 384636

'Albala' is a dark, electrified, hypnotic meditation on the current crisis in Northern Mali and the most powerful and emotional album to date by former member of Ali Farka Touré's band, Samba Touré. When you meet Samba Touré in person, he comes off as a soft-spoken man, a man who easily charms you with his abundant smile and optimistic gait. But on his third album, Albala, which in the Songhai language means "danger" or "risk", a weighted and at times defiant side of his personality emerges. To call Albala his darkest album is an understatement, but it is not a self-absorbed darkness. The cause of Touré's worry is the crashing world around him, and more specifically the troubles echoing out from his beloved northern Mali homeland.

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