Out today, ANOTHER treasure from the Awesome Tapes From Africa label. This sounds wonderful.
Awa Poulo is a singer of Peulh origin from Dilly commune, Mali, near the border with Mauritania.
On the LP Poulo Warali: “She and her band combine the hallmarks of Peulh music—warm flute floating over cross-rhythmic n’goni (lute) riffs and resonant calabash gourd hand percussion—with broader Malian sounds like lightly-distorted guitar and a heavier, rollicking inertia. This is a relatively rare example of Malian Peulh music played in a modern, cosmopolitan context, reflecting the mixed society of Dilly, where Bambara, Soninke and Peulh-speaking people live among each other.”
More information and to buy at https://awapoulo.bandcamp.com/album/poulo-warali