Idrissa Soumaoro & L’eclipse :: Fama Allah

An emphatic high-five to the European label Sing a Song Fighter (in partnership with Mississippi Records), for digging up this brilliant lost gem. In 1978, Malian musician Idrissa Soumaoro was leading a music school for the blind in the Malian capital of Bamako and, together with two of his students, cut this raw and blazing masterpiece of Afro-psych-funk -- an lp entitled Le Tioko-Tioko. Dubbing his student band L’Eclipse (a duo that would later come to be known . . .

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