Sport With the disappearance of Tata Bambo Kouyaté, Mali loses "one of his most beautiful voice"
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Colonel Assimi Goita, who led a coup in Mali last year, is set to be sworn in as president Monday after a second military power grab in the war-torn Sahel state. Last month, soldiers detained the president and prime minister of an interim government installed in the wake of a coup in August, provoking diplomatic uproar. The military released the pair days later but stripped them of their powers. According to diplomats and army officials, Goita has taken command.But the young military officer, a former special forces commander who has shunned the limelight since arriving on Mali's political scene, remains an enigma.
The singer fatoumata kouyaté, called Tata Bambo Kouyaté died Monday 14 June to 71 years. She owed her nickname, "Bambo", at his most famous song, composed in the 1960s, while she was barely teenager.
Fatoumata Kouyaté is only 12 years old, in 1962, when it composes "Bambo". A noticeable title, where she denounces forced marriages. Djeliba daughter Kouyaté, a famous N'Goni player, she already sings in weddings and baptisms. But this song will serve as a launch ramp. It integrates the instrumental set of Mali.
In 1978, now nicknamed Tata Bambo Kouyaté, she embarked on a solo career that will lead her to the four corners of the world. A few years later, she recorded a first tape, then a first international album, Djely Mousso in 1988, at Syllart Productions.
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At the time, Tata Bambo is one of the first crickets to sing with the voice amplified by a microphone, accompanied by her husband, Mobibo, to the electric guitar. "The microphone has changed my way of singing," she explained in 1989 to the BBC who came to sing and dance among the assistance. Before, the cherry was sitting on the floor.
Dusting the style of Mali singers, Tata Bambo Kouyaté will open the way to the youngest, inspiring many singers like"Mali has just lost one of his most beautiful voices" or Naïny Diabate.
Mory Touré, Radio Africa promoter and correspondent of Radio Africa in Mali, remembers a scene beast, which will have revolutionized Malian post independence. "Tata Bambo came with something special in his voice, something special in his way of doing things," he says. And Tata Bambo, some would say it was a Woman show. She had sent something new because we must not forget that Mandingo music, the music of the griots, it was praise, it was a lot of things.
"Beyond that," still said Mory Touré, "she sent the dance and she sent the show, that was it when she went out, she was haranging the crowd beyond singing, to praise. So it's a little particular way that had given another notoriety in Tata Bambo beyond his vocal flights. That's what we will remember. Tata Bambo remains one of the last of the Mohicans, great griots, not to say the great voices of Mandingo music that we lost. Because it must be said that after independence, it was the first great singers who had completely built the music lovers. Mali has just lost one of his most beautiful voices. »
Car bomb wounds at least 15 UN peacekeepers in Mali .
UN says a car bomb targeted a temporary peacekeeper base near Tarkint in the northeastern region of Gao. Ce matin, une base opérationnelle temporaire de la Force de la MINUSMA près du village d'Ichagara, dans la commune de Tarkint, région de #Gao, a été la cible d’une attaque au véhicule piégé. 15 #Casquesbleus ont été blessés, leur évacuation est en cours. pic.twitter.com/l40GsrLFzd — MINUSMA (@UN_MINUSMA) June 25, 2021 Translation: A MINUSMA Force temporary operational base near the village of Ichagara, in Tarkint commune, #Gao region, was the target of a vehicle bomb attack.