Audio: Cheick Hamala Diabaté 'Sigi Diya'
Brooklyn boutique label Electric Cowbell follow their string of weekly 45 releases with "Tagamba/Sigi Diya" from West African ngoni virtuoso Cheick Hamala Diabaté. The track is "a message for people to listen to each other, be understanding of each other, respect each other and trust each other." It fuses traditional griot vocals and rhythms of Diabaté's ancestry with American electric sounds he's picked up living stateside. If you're in New York, head the record release party tonight! Stream and download "Sigi Diya" below.
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Download: Cheick Hamala Diabaté "Sigi Diya"