Balimaya Project, the 16-piece supergroup featuring members of Kokoroko and SEED Ensemble, has shared details of their debut album, ‘Wolo So’.
Set for release on Jazz re:freshed, across the seven track release the band blend driving collective polyrhythms, blazing frontline horns and virtuosic kora stylings with traditional Mandé music/culture and contemporary jazz music.
Ahead of the release of the LP, Balimaya Project has shared the lead track ‘Soninka / Patronba’, which you can hear below. The pulsing and climatic track features Paris-based, Malian singer, Mariam Tounkara Koné singing in Bambara (national language of Mali).
Jazz re:freshed will release ‘Wolo So’ on July 30th. Pre-order here.
3. I No Go Gree
4. Viens Me Libérer (interlude)
5. City Of God