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DONSO is the result of the collaboration of four talented musicians coming from France and Mali:
Producer Pierre Antoine Grison (who also releases his own music on Ed Banger Records as
Krazy Baldhead), malian vocalist Gedeon Papa Diarra, Guimba Kouyate on Guitars and
Djele N’Goni (traditional malian string instruments),Thomas Guillaume on percussions and
Donso N’Goni. Also featured on the album are other top Malian musicians Ballake Sissoko on
Kora and keyboardist Cheick Thidiane Seck.
Donso’s long awaited debut album, out late september 2010 on Comet Records, is a well-rounded
journey from the deep roots of Malian music to an exciting and melodic African electro-pop.
Pierre-Antoine Grison, who produced the album in Paris along with one of France’s most
talented sound engineers Lucas Chauviere, created a stunning blend that mixes traditional music
from Mali with a fresh and modern sound that truly belongs to the 21st century.