This is the first album Djeli Moussa Diawara recorded in 1982 in Abidjan, when he was 20 years old.
This version, fully remastered from the original tapes, was released in 2010.
Some previous releases were known as Yasimika by Jali Musa Jawara. More details: Yasimika on Wikipedia.
Voici le premier album, enregistré par Djeli Moussa Diawara à Abidjan en 1982, à l'âge de 20 ans.
Cette version a été totalement remastérisée à partir des bandes originales.
- Foté Mogoban
"Released in the UK on the late Charlie Gillett's Oval label, this 1982 Abidjan recording of a perfectly matched line-up of kora, balafon, acoustic guitar and harmony vocals just knocked everybody sideways. Released by 5 different labels in France, the UK and USA over the years, this legendary album tops many world music fans' desert island lists, as it does mine."
Ian Anderson - 80s World Music Classics booklet (2011)
"Gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeous again. Wide open spaces of the mind. Both me and Charlie Gillett were chasing this for our labels. With little cash I was scared to get in a bidding war, so pulled back. He had the good grace to thank me and it came out on his Oval label for a period, and later on Joe Boyd's Hannibal Records."
Iain Scott - 80s World Music Classics booklet (2011)