Inna Baba Coulibaly With Ali Farke Touré : Sahel (rsd 2017)
World Circuit is celebrating Record Store Day (22nd April 2017) with the release of a 10 inch vinyl EP of classic tracks by Inna Baba Coulibaly, the legendary Fula singer. The songs were recorded over forty years ago at the studios of Radio Mali in Bamako and feature the great Malian guitarist, Ali Farka Toure. They’ve seldom been heard outside Mali until now.
Inna Baba was a regular visitor to the Bamako home of Amadou Djeli Ba, a fellow native of Dilly and master of the ngoni or traditional lute. It was there that she met Ali Farka Toure who was already famous thanks to his regular broadcasts on Radio Mali. It took her some time to overcome her shyness and come out from behind the door where she would hide, singing the songs softly to herself while the two great musicians played together. After a while, Ali Farka Toure suggested they all go to the Radio Mali studio and record a few songs. This EP is the result of those recordings - a priceless snapshot of three Malian legends in their prime.
With only 2000 physical copies in global circulation, this four-track 10 inch vinyl comes in a die-cut retro sleeve with a four page colour booklet: a truly limited edition release.