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HAROUNA SAMAKE ‘KAMALE BLUES’ 

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Harouna Samake, long time Kamale n’goni player for legendary Malian musician Salif Keita, is releasing his first solo album, Kamale Blues, in August, 2018. Recognised as Mali’s foremost Kamale n’goni player, Harouna has a long history of award winning musical collaborations. He arranged and recorded on five of Salif Keita’s albums and has also recorded on more than 50 albums with artists including Blick Bassy, Djessou Mory Kanté, Etienne Mbappé and Bassekou Kouyate, to name a few. 

On his new solo album, Harouna employs his talents to reflect upon issues present in the world around him. His lyrics are the foundation for this conceptual approach, referencing themes of immigration, wealth & inequality, gender relations, and human rights. Sung mostly in his native Bambara with some English and French phrasing, Harouna’s album mixes various genres – from manding styles, to jazz and blues. 

His sound is unique, groovy and full of lawyers of traditional Malian arrangements with contemporary ideas and strong solos. The chorus are song with the soft angelic vocal of his wife, Assetou Diakite that contrasts Harouna's soft yet somewhat ‘raw’ voice.

Over the subsequent years, his style and abilities have impressed many internationally acclaimed artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Lennister & Mike Stern, and Bella Flick. After eighteen years touring internationally with Salif Keita, Harouna presents his exceptional talents as a musician, composer, arranger and producer to marvel a whole new global audience of listeners through his full-length album, Kamale Blues. 

All Music & Texts ©by Harouna Samake 

Produced by Harouna Samake & Carolina Vallejo 

Recorded & Pre mixed by Yaya Diarra Sama Studio Records Bamako Mali 2018

Mixed by Carolina Vallejo & Richard Plougmann 

Mastered by Richard Plougmann

Ventura Studios Copenhagen Denmark 

Executive Producer Carolina Vallejo

LINE UP Harouna Samake Kamale N’Goni, Guitars, Bass & Vocals / Assetou Diakite Backing Vocals / Madou Kaki Congas / Madou Sanogo Percussion / Legre Thibaut Drums / Aminata Dialo Backing Vocals on N’tôgnôli, Bérema Djémbe, Blues Chaseur, Paani/ Youssouf Daba Diarra 2nd Kamale N’Goni on N’tôgnôli, Lanaya Fourou, Vous Savez & Paani **Special guests Cheick Tidiane Seck Keys on N’tôgnôli / Carl Winther Keys on Ayé Namé, Try Voice & Bérema Djémbe / Ze Kouyate Percussion on Try Voice / Aminata Diara Backing Vocals on Vous Savez / Maman Diabaté Balafon on Lanaya Fouru / Boua Diabaté Tama on Balazan / Harouna Samake Calabash on Dissan Konon / Harouna Samake Keys on Vous Savez /Harouna Samake & Carolina Vallejo Clapping on Paani ***Lanaya Fouru / Aminata Danté & Bah Kouyate Backing Vocals / Maman Diabaté Balafon / Makan Camara Drums

TITLES 01 AYÉ NAMÈ 04:32 / 02 N’TÔGNÔLI 05:15 / 03TRYVOICE 04:20 / 04 BALAZAN 04:25 / 05 DISSAN KONON 04:26 / 06 BÉRÈMA DJÉMBE 04:36 / 07 BLUES CHASSEUR 05:30 / 08 IL EST TEMP 05:12 / 09 LANAYA FOURU 04:57 /10 VOUS SAVEZ 05:07 / 11 PAANI 04:53

©℗ 2018 One World Records www.oneworldsmusic.com

The album has kindly been supported by Koda’s Cultural Funds, The Danish Music Publishers & The Danish Arts Fundation

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