Dounia Tabolo (2017)
On his new album, “Dounia Tabolo”, Boubacar Traoré has decided to bring in musicians from the Southern States of the USA he had met on tour: Cedric Watson on violin and washboard, and Corey Harris on guitar, together with Leyla McCalla on cello and vocals. His intention was to change the coloration of his songs, while conserving their original character. From blues to folk, Cajun to Zydeco music, his new traveling companions have provided a touch of folly and swing, blues depth and discreet elegance, in a repertoire of old (Dounia Tabolo, Kanou,…) and new numbers (Ben de Kadi, Mousso,..). More than ever, Boubacar Traoré is showing himself to be the living, vital connection between Mali and the Mississippi.