Malian tradition meets contemporary classical music with the fantastic first single from Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet’s upcoming album, “Ladilikan”.
“Eh Ya Ye” is the first taste of what’s to come on September 15th, when the full-length work comes our via invaluable World Circuit label.
Over almost 4 minutes, we can celebrate the one an only vibrato of Hawa Kasse Mady over steady repetitions delivered by her fellow band members, Lassana Diabate and Mamadou Kouyate, and Kronos Quartet’s steady strings, which come out to the front only at the very and.
Lyrically, “Eh Ya Ye” – a song about “a cleric who falsely claims the power to conjur up spirits” – is a lesson and a warning to stick to the truth, and keep away from overestimating (and overadvertisting) your own capabilities.
But for Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet, any limitations seem to be disputable.
“Ladilikan” is out September 15th via World Circuit.