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Alba Griot Ensemble

Bamako, Mali

An acoustic folk band, with 2 Scottish guitarists, Mark Mulholland and Craig Ward, Belgian double bassist Hannes d’Hoine and Malian n’goni player and percussionist Yacouba Sissoko. All 4 musicians sing, and the combination of intermingled strings, complex melodies and rhythms, and vocal harmonies blends Celtic and Mandingue traditions with blues, jazz and ambient elements.