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Salif Keita - La Différence album flac Performer: Salif Keita
Title: La Différence
Style: African
Released: 2009
Country: France
MP3 album: 1959 mb
FLAC album: 1982 mb
Rating: 4.9
Other formats: AAC VOX MP1 MP2 MPC TTA WMA
Genre: Folk and Country

One of the most alluring aspects of Afro-pop singer Salif Keita's sublime new album, "La Difference," is its intimate feel. The arrangements-at once richly textured and gracefully understated-truly give the listener a sense of Keita as a singer/songwriter.

Salif Keita turned 60 in 2009, which was also the year in which the veteran Malian singer recorded most of La Différence (although parts of the album were recorded in 2008). At that age, Keita had nothing left to prove; he had long since established himself as a major figure in Mali's Afro-pop scene. But his desire to excel remained, and he is in fine form throughout La Différence.

Malian music star Salif Keïta has dedicated his new album, La Différence, to albinos, hoping that his new songs will help fight discrimination against people who, like him, were born black with white skin. Keïta - known as the Golden Voice of Africa - puts across his message of peace, love and fraternity against a compelling backdrop of Arabic influences and traditional West African sounds. Salif Keïta has always been a musical activist, speaking out on causes close to his heart, but this time round the Malian star's songwriting message comes across even louder and clearer. Keïta's new album, La différence, weaves a subtle mix of harmonies and acoustic sounds, but lyrically speaking his songs pack an almighty punch. It is as if after years of quiet revolt the Malian singer has finally reached boiling point, bubbling over with a sense of personal injustice at crimes perpetrated against fellow albinos.

Tracks count: 6. Views: 23. Salif Keita - San Ka Na 05:28. Salif Keita - Gaffou 07:42. Salif Keita - Ekolo D'Amour 03:55.

Salif Keita has matured into a fine composer and musician. His music now transcends pigeon-holing as "West African" or "ethnic" and takes its place amongst the very best of modern global music drawing from French-African griot, western jazz, deep original southern folk-blues and even European classical elements. The album's title "La Difference" is a reference to Keita's own albino genes and his championing of albinism in the African continent, where some superstition and prejudice still exists. At the same time, however, it's a general call for tolerance and "celebration of diversity" in a world where tribalism and ethnic prejudice still govern the attitudes of many.

Salif Keïta (IPA: ) (born August 25, 1949) is an afro-pop singer-songwriter from Mali. He is notable not only because of his reputation as the "Golden Voice of Africa" but also because he has albinism. He is a member of the Keita royal family of Mali. Salif Keita was born a traditional prince in the village of Djoliba. He was cast out by his family and ostracized by the community because of his albinism, a sign of bad luck in Mandinka culture

Tracklist

1 La Différence 4:04
2 San Ka Na 5:28
3 Seydou 6:04
4 Gaffou 7:42
5 Folon 3:53
6 Ekolo D'Amour 3:54
7 Djélé 4:14
8 Samiga 7:09
9 Papa 6:58

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Universal Music France
  • Copyright (c) – Universal Music France
  • Manufactured By – Decca Label Group
  • Marketed By – Decca Label Group
  • Record Company – UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution

Credits

  • Producer – Joe Henry (tracks: 5, 9), Patrice Renson (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 8)

Notes

℗ Universal Music France 2009
© Universal Music France 2009

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42288 24027 3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
882 402 7 Salif Keita La Différence ‎(CD, Album) Universal Music France 882 402 7 France 2009
000422 88240266 Salif Keita La Différence ‎(CD, Album) Universal Music Jazz France, Universal Music France, EmArcy 000422 88240266 France 2010
88240266 Salif Keita La Différence ‎(CD, Album) Universal Music Jazz France 88240266 Canada 2010
532 934 2 Salif Keita La Différence ‎(CD, Album, RE) Universal Music France 532 934 2 France 2010