Electric Cowbell Records just released a new EP from Cheick Hamala Diabate featuring remixes from some of the finest producers of groove. Among them one fo our own E’s E from NCYTrust.
Cheick Hamala Diabate is a musician from the Republic of Mali. From a young age he learned to play the ngoni-a stringed instrument related to the American banjo-for which he is recognized as a world master. Now based in the cultural crossroads of Washington DC, where he teaches and represents West African culture, Cheick Hamala continually pushes beyond the boundaries of tradition-collaborating and experimenting with multigenerational musicians, producers and incorporating electronic technology into his music.
On this newest release, Hamala Diabate gets mixed-up, reworked, and reinterpreted by some of the finest producers and purveyors of groove on the planet, like NYCTrust, The Whiskey Barons, Daytoner, Jon Kennedy – who give their own unique spins to a Cheick Hamala Diabate original – Prudence.