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Mande Kulu

"Mande Kulu", "The Mandé Mountain" is the title of the Kala Jula’s upcoming CD to be released March 17 on Buda Musique (Paris). In this latest chapter of their musical ventures, Samba Diabaté and Vincent Zanetti are accompanied by two French musicians, major figures in European jazz and world music, the violinist Jacky Molard and bassist Hélène Labarrière. Made in early September 2016 at the Grande Boutique in Langonnet (a center for world music production in Brittany), the recording was mixed by Jacky Molard. As was the case on the two previous Kala Jula albums, all the songs are original compositions by Vincent Zanetti and Samba Diabate, with the exception of, "Bamanan Deli" a version of a song composed by Vincent Zanetti and the late Soungalo Coulibaly, the djembe drum genius who left us too soon in 2004.