Escrocs: Mandinka Rap from Mali

Escrocs SKU: 11041474
Escrocs: Mandinka Rap from Mali

Escrocs: Mandinka Rap from Mali

Escrocs SKU: 11041474

Format: CD

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Title: Mandinka Rap from Mali
Artist: Escrocs
Label: Naxos
UPC: 636943706022
Genre: International, Mali

Mali's Les Escrocs are pioneers in the fast-growing world of African Rap and Hip-Hop. Since the early 1990s, the group has helped define the cutting edge of new music in West Africa, mixing traditional instruments with contemporary international beats, and boldly addressing sensitive issues of social and national politics: polygamy, AIDS, corruption, and the changing role of women in society. Les Escrocs made their first recording with help from another Griot, the master of the 21-string kora, Toumani Diabate. Toumani and other older musicians encouraged the group to stick with it's engaged, roots approach, and before long, Les Escrocs found themselves on national television, giving all of Mali a powerful rebuttal to the common idea that rappers were all dropouts and delinquents. From there on, the group's popularity has climbed steadily. Les Escrocs started out as a trio of rappers, but after Mamadou's two cohorts left to study abroad, he was joined in 1999 by Salim Diallo. The two went on to make four albums, Kokadje (Transparency), Kalan (Study), Can 2002, and a new work nearing completion as this CD goes to press. These fourteen tracks offer a retrospective of the first decade of Les Escrocs, one of the most innovative and talented groups to emerge from the awesome crucible of ancient and modern arts that is Mali.

1.1 Pirates
1.2 Saara
1.3 Enseignants
1.4 Tounga
1.5 Sida 2001
1.6 Sida 2000
1.7 Demisenw
1.8 Kokadje
1.9 Farafiina Mussow
1.10 Integration Africaine
1.11 Can 2002
1.12 Expluses
1.13 Kalan
1.14 Konotie Magni

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