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Kerfala Kante Jr.
Kerfala Kante Jr.
Kerfala Kante Jr.
Kerfala Kante Jr.
Kerfala Kante Jr.
Kerfala Kante Jr.


Aventurier Road Music
This debut album from Salif Keita's bass player contains outstandingly
beautiful music. Simply, Kante is a glorious singer. What's more, he's got the best musicians in Bamako as his band. The way he works with them, a seamless assembly of modern and traditional instruments, conjures an instant sense of ease, depth and grace.
This music is generous, full of happy touches, a whole range of moods and rhythms. Everyone's playing out of their skins.Much of it will sound familiar. There's no doubt that Kerfala has learned a lot about singing and arrangement from his masterclass employment with Salif Keita - his sense of pace and phrasing, the honesty of his presentation, his understanding of drama - though he does not have Keita's blow-torch intensity, at least not here. But the way he
takes chances, the dancing complexity of his rhythms, the peculiar way he has of cutting off with abrupt finales, much is reminiscent
of Keita's Amen, particularly, as is the sublime way he deploys his female backing singers. These ladies are surely the warmest, most beguiling sirens ever. I've been playing this CD over and over,without tiring.
For anyone with the slightest fondness for Malian music, it marks a high point. Not to be missed.
By Rick Sanders, fRoots Magazine, Nov.2013


released July 21, 2013

Recorded and mixed at Studio Moffou, Bamako by Abou!
Thanks to all great musicians of Salif Keita featuring on this Album;
Prince, Charlie, Jeli Mori, Djessou Mori, Aruna, Solo


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Kerfala Kante Jr. Conakry, Guinea

Born 1980 in Guinea Conakry-Westafrika, from a Griot Family. He’s the younger brother of Kerfala Kante, one of the most famous Singer of Guinea Conakry. Kerfala Kante Jr. begins his musical career at the age of 15 as a bassist; and soon plays with all the important musicians in Guinea Conakry.
2007 he is called by Salif Keita to Bamako-Mali, to be his bassist.
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