Afel Bocoum (born 1955) is a musician from Mali, noted as a singer and guitarist. He began his career as a member of Ali Farka Touré's group ASCO, and Toure is often regarded as his mentor. Both men come from the town of Niafunke on the River Niger, and are members of the Sonrai people. Bocoum is an agricultural advisor by profession.
by Afel Bocoum & Alkibar. One lingers among the songs of Afel Bocoum like one would among the sculptures of Ousmane Sow. Genre: World: African- West. We'll ship when it's back in stock.
Afel Bocoum is one of the great stalwarts of the Malian music scene. Taught by Ali Farka Touré, and best known here for the role that he played on Damon Albarn's Mali Music project, he's a guitarist, singer and songwriter in the classic desert-blues tradition, with a distinctive style that matches his insistent, gently rolling or stuttering guitar work against the njarka desert fiddle or the ngoni lute. Bocoum is a charming, easygoing man and he uses his songs to express his views on anything from the dangers of illegal immigration to Europe to the treatment of Mali's Peul people, the continuing power of voodoo, or the liberal trends in African Islam ("We thanks God today because girls are permitted to wear the long-forbidden skirt"). This is an album on which the lyrics are as important as the music.
Tabital Pulaaku is an album that resonates universally as Bocoum draws on the past with his face firmly turned to the future. Using his blues to convey an essential message of hope and touching on spiritual matters as he sings about politics, the Messenger from the Great River has a touch of mystery to his voice capable of healing the sickest soul. Listen to an extract from Allah Tanu. Afel Bocoum Tabital Pulaaku () 2009. Translation : Julie Street.
Afel Bocoum download free and listen online. Afel Bocoum Tabital Pulaaku. Bassekou Kouyate, Ngoni ba feat. Afel Bocoum, Alkibar, Simon Bu (VA - Mali Music '2002) Makelekele.
Tabital Pulaaku by Afel Bocoum, released 01 January 2009 1. Mali Men 2. Tabital Pulaaku 3. Immigration 4. Soko Sundu 5. Sambe Sambe 6. Diadie 7. Allah Tanu 8. Fina Tawa 9. Gando 10. Hassey 11. Waaju 12. Turi Gn. Includes unlimited streaming of Tabital Pulaaku via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 2 days.