-M- , Toumani Diabaté ‘Lamomali’

07/04/2017

Lamomali, the new album by iconic French rocker M was recorded in collaboration with Toumani Diabaté, the Grammy-winning kora virtuoso from Mali, and features a who’s who of singers and musicians drawn from the global music scene.

Opening track ‘Manitoumani’ alone features punchy beatboxing by French rapper Sly Johnson, and M’s sister Anna and brother Joseph lending backing vocals to lyrics sung and spoken by a trio made up of M, edgy Malian soulstress Fatoumata Diawara and Sidiki Diabaté. Also popping up are Amadou & Mariam, French rappers Oxmo Puccino and Nekfeu, Youssou N’Dour, Santigold, Seu Jorge and lady of the moment Jain. With Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Cassius) on mixing duties, it’s a mighty slice of pan-global pop.