Elyne Road (8:47)

Cover of The Mandé Variations

From The Mandé Variations and 3 other releases

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  • mentionthegypsy

    @dhratbun...the same source says i've heard it 53 times... ; ) ...but if i hear it a thousand times...i know that i will always love the peace it brings my soul...

    16 Feb 6:19am Reply
  • TwistedLogic

    Seems that it took me just 3 listens to love this track back in 2009. I recently re-discovered this track, so grateful to Vieux Farka Toure for bringing me back to this piece of music.

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dhrathbun

    Heard this 7 times, according to Last, and still love it...

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • mentionthegypsy

    hearing this recording was a revelation...it meant falling in love with the kora...and the soul of it's master...

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mentionthegypsy

    ~Toumani Diabaté on “Elyne Road”:“This is my own composition...the melody inspired by...a recording I heard in London in the 80s..as I listened, I heard a Bambara phrase in my head that fit the melody:‘You are as beautiful as the honey that sweetens the porridge’...the tune stayed in my head for a long time... I had to turn it into a kora piece...and decided to call it Elyne Road, after a street in London where I played it...one memorable night.” from: http://thetimbuktuproject.com/?p=3259

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • dhrathbun

    a 21 string lute/harp.... made with a calabash gourd.... incredible sound, a cross between an Irish harp and a lute.... beautiful.....

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • wildgirl13

    VERY PEACEFULL MUSIC

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ocrub

    he is excellent Kora player

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mentionthegypsy

    considered by many to be the world's finest kora player...lastfm bio

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • mentionthegypsy

    a spiritual high...the soul of the kora is deep...every note sings the history of the land...and of the people...in one phrase i hear my name...and if you listen carefully...you may hear yours...

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Molidelesfonts

    Beautiful!

    14 Sep 2012 Reply
  • go_skarabey

    MARAVIOSO TOUMANI...!

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • dowen777

    Fabulously beautiful. Takes us to a quiet place of wonder and gratitude.

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • XXDNA

    So sooothing and beautiful

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Trysta_Ismene

    Like trails from the tail of a shooting star in the Malian night sky, luminescent and fleeting....

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mentionthegypsy

    a spiritual high...the soul of the kora is deep...every note sings the history of the land...and of the people...in one phrase i hear my name...and if you listen carefully...you may hear yours...

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • sebre1a

    im in love

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • mentionthegypsy

    breath-taking beauty...

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • NeolOsoul

    Enchantable!

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Namedieh

    This guy is a fucking genius!

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
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