Doussou Bagayoko represents the vanguard in a multitude of ways. She is the child of two well respected and well known musicians, the singer Nahawa Doumbia and the musician N'Gou Bagayoko. With this direct heritage, it is easy to see why Doussou will take a place on the international stage.
She is also one of the many new artists we have recently added from Mali. Calabash Music has been developing relationships in Mali that allow us to get much of the great music coming out of this country. Much of this is not available anywhere but the street cassette stalls in Bamako, but now, thanks to Calabash, you can get the newest Malian music on your computer! We're also constantly adding new music that we get from Mali, so if you have an interest in hearing the output of one of the most amazing, talented and productive musical countries, bookmark or get the RSS feed from our Mali section.
The song featured here, 'N'Fakakomo' is a great example of tradition and modernity mixed, as well as a wonderful sample of Doussou's voice.