Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 70s & ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabaté & the Super Rail Band de Bamako. This November he is launching his new Album Kanafo, a collection of new compositions featuring his band Wassado and collaborations with acclaimed Malian and Australian musicians. The songs on Kanafo are inspired by the stories and folklore of First Nations people in Australia and the people of Africa. Kanafo represents Moussa’s best work to date and showcases the diverse styles of Moussa’s playing, from Afro reggae to Afro funk and traditional Wassoulou. Moussa’s driving lead guitar effortlessly navigates throughout, incorporating elements of Congolese, highlife, Afro beat, Cuban, blues, and jazz.
Kanafo is being released Nov 13 on Big Village Reocrds and Wassa Records
“Brilliant, Unique, Inspired (Four Stars!” Tony Hillier, The Australian)
“Diakité re-emerges as a humble torchbearer, unsung hero & ambassador for Malian culture” (Toumani Diabaté).
“One of the finest guitarists I’ve ever heard.” (Lloyd Bradford Syke – Australian Stage)