In , Bagayogo released his album called Tassoumakan , which means "voice of fire", followed by Mali Koura in There he got the chance to use his skills at playing kamele n'goni in a studio belonging to two Frenchmen and the result was a cassette. In late , though, Sya was released, selling a phenomenal 15, copies and getting Bagayogo an award in as Malian song's Brightest New Hope and the nickname of Techno Issa, in addition enabling him to finally quit his job as an apprentice bus driver. Dispirited and working as a bus driver, Mr. From there, at ag 12, he took up the six-string young man's harp, or kamele n'goni, a common instrument throughout the Wassalou area of the country.
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At first Bagayogo was unsure, if only because it was so unlike anything he'd done.
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The cassettes brought in no money and Issa became depressed, turned to drink and his wife left him. What isxa wanted to attempt was something radically different for African music, mixing traditional music isss beats and samples. Techno music is in stark contrast to Issa's rural background 30 miles from the nearest town in southern Mali. World Electronic Sounds Vol. This low point would take him back to his home village and essentially disappear from the music scene.
But Bagayogo was drawn to music, first playing the daro, a bell that keeps farm workers laboring.
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The result became known as Afro-techno and it certainly did the trick because their first CD, Syareleased inwas a huge success in Mali. By the late s, Mr. This time, however, he remained in Bamako, becoming an apprentice bus driver.
The album covers issues such as racial tolerance, regional pride, and drug abuse among youths. In latethough, Sya was released, selling a phenomenal 15, copies and getting Bagayogo an award in as Malian song's Brightest New Hope and the nickname of Techno Issa, in addition enabling him to finally quit his job as an apprentice bus driver.
From there, at ag 12, he took up the six-string bagayoog man's harp, or kamele n'goni, a common instrument throughout the Wassalou area of the country.
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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. This page was last edited on 30 Julyat InBagayogo released his album called Tassoumakanwhich means "voice of fire", followed by Mali Koura in At the age of 30, he decided to try his hand in the Malian capital, Bamako, where he met a couple of Frenchmen who had just opened a studio and needed a kamele n'goni player. He released four full-length albums all under the record label Six Degrees Records.
Her charmingly dysfunctional family is of little help in her quest. Topics covered by the lyrics include unity, going abroad, drugs and death. Bagayogo continued his fusion of his native African style music with electronic beats on this album. Issa Bagayogo — 10 October was a Malian musician.
Born in to a poor family in the small village of Korin in a section of the Bougouni Cercle, a part of the Sikasso region of Mali, Mr. Retrieved 12 January Retrieved from " https: He'd never worked with drum machines before and the process proved complex.
Now Issa has a well established style in which ancient Malian rhythms meet and combine with modern dance music. Bagayogo sunk into depression and addiction, losing his wife and the bus driving job as a result. Two years later he returned to Bamako, isea another cassette and became an apprentice bus driver. Bagzyogo singer and musician passed away after a long illness on October 10, Soon, another cassette followed inagain without much success. Tassoumakan Remixes - Single. The New York Times.