Yaya Diallo - Classic West African Music
- YAYA DIALLO'S classic instrumental album "Nangapè" of West African
drumming, balafon and flute music is reissued on CD in 2002 on the
Onzou Records label.
This is Yaya Diallo's 1980 debut album that continues to bring
international recognition to his work as master drummer, musician,
teacher, author, composer, dancer, healer, lecturer, storyteller
and "Healing Drum Tour" guide to Mali, West Africa.
Yaya Diallo, a native of Mali, West Africa and major custodian of
West African music and culture shares a diverse range of music on
"Nangapè" combines personal expression with traditional forms.
"Dounoukan" offers insight into the village music at the heart of
"Live at Club Soda" bridges traditional and popular music in a new
genre of music emerging in Mali known as KANZA. On the "LIve at Club
Soda" album Yaya Diallo transposes the music to Occidental
instruments including saxophone, violin, bass and electric guitars,
drumset and voice as well as traditional drums.
"Nangapè," as well as other albums by Yaya Diallo on the Onzou
Records label can be listened to on New Music Canada,
For articles by Yaya Diallo see
Onzou Records collaborates with Yaya Diallo to produce his music and
shares his goals of creating traditional African healing centers to
transmit the music, culture and knowledge of his heritage to future
Stephen Conroy, Producer
Yaya Diallo's West African Music
Onou Records, http://www.onzou.com