Souley Kante: artist, auto-mechanic, smith, and traditional doctor*. I had to pay extra for this one. At the time I was searching for kamelengoni tapes and a vendor told me that since he had held onto this copy over the years he wouldn't sell it for the normal 1.ooo CFA, but instead wanted 1.5oo CFA. I bought the tape and I'm quite happy I did.
I didn't know at that time--but soon found out--that Souley Kante has been around the Malian musical block: inspired by Coumba Sidibe, formed a group with Sali Sidibe, and toured with Oumou Sangare until the bird flew off on his own musically successful solo career.
Venture over to Awesome Tapes for another Kante mango if you haven't already.