'This music was recorded in 1999 and 2000 in Bougouni and Bamako, Mali. House parties, soundtracks to checkers games, fêtes, in the shade of a mango tree while temperatures hovered around 115°.
Thank you to the great people of Bougouni and Bamako, Mali, West Africa, and all the villages between and beyond. Bougouni kaw, an b'aw fo kosebe ala k'an to nyogon ye.'
Thanks to Nathan McClintock, Alan Bishop, Drag City.