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Waati Sera

by Adama Yalomba

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released February 16, 2016

All songs ©2016 Studio Mali Recordings
Waati Sera was written and composed by Adama Yalomba
Recorded at Studio Mali, Bamako, Mali, West Africa
Executive Producer: Paul Chandler
Music Production: Phillipe Sanmiguel, Lamine Soumano, Paul Chandler
Recording Engineer: Kouassi Konan
Mastering: Matt Davis – Dynamix Records
Art Direction and Design: Deyo Glines for The American Art Kitchen

The eleven songs on Waati Sera, written by Yalomba, capture the essence of Nagnumani, which means “lovely”. The story is about a drum made of gold that set high in a tree. The King of the land, (Massake), claimed that whoever brought this drum to him could have the hand of his daughter, a beautiful young princess, in marriage. Many strong, healthy men tried and failed. Finally, it was a young disabled man who succeeded in bringing the drum to the King. This song is to say that even if you have a disablilty, there are things you can do that no-one else can.

Political corruption and instability, a separatist rebellion, occupation by extreme religious militias, drug cartels, and inter-ethnic violence have stolen the international headlines and continue to menace Yalomba’s beloved, and historically peaceful country of Mali. This is the backdrop for the songs written in Waati Sera. Yalomba says “I have never worked so hard on an album as I have with Waati Sera.”

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