"Saxophone meets Kora, Balaphon and Donzo NīGoni"

"Unique Sounds of alluring beauty emerge when the melodies of saxophone player Hannes Kies join the music of the hunter-musicians from Mali. The magic of the African xylophones and the harp-lutes "Kora" and "Donzo NīGoni" unfolds in various arrangements, enriched by the "Tambin" and "Djembe". The sounds permeate an unchartered, fascinating, tonal range between the two cultures."



Cherif Soumano: Kora
Habib "Dia" Sangare: Bolon, Calebasse

Famoreux Kouyate: Balafon
Cheick Kone: Djembe, Calebasse
Bary Djiguiba: Tambin

Aliou "Donzoko" Diarra: Vocals, Donzo NīGoni
Salif Diarra: Vocals, Krainyan

Hannes Kies: Saxophone, Tambin

Recorded at Centre Culturel Francais Bamako in February 2008
CD comes with an 8 page booklet in English, French and German.
Order at www.benkadi.org or info@hanneskies.de