|Abdoulís first album recorded in Mali is an explosive demonstration of rhythmic mastery. Maliís most internationally recognized djembe player is at his best. With his tasteful articulation of space, accent and phrase on a broad range of instruments, from djembe, to double nang-nang(bell), to Jeli dun-dun, to bongolo, Abdoul re-affirms his knowledge and mastery of the vast percussion traditions of Mali. Combining diverse arrangements with deep cultural knowledge, Abdoul creates a fresh and unique sound, at once modern and traditional. Accompanying are some of Bamakoís hottest young players, featuring Adama Couloubally, a soulful vocalist and rising star of the kamelen ngoni. Listen to Abdoul as he truly makes the drum speak.