Constructing a New Form of Malian Music

Invisible System – Dance to the Full Moon (Arc Music, 2019)

Invisible System is the psychedelic world fusion project of British multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Harper. On Dance to the Full Moon, Harper continues his enthralling explorations of Malian music. He invited a talented cast of musicians and griot vocalists and recorded them in Bamako, Mali.

Dance to the Full Moon features an effectively balanced mix of traditional acoustic instruments, electric guitars and electronics.  

The lineup includes Dan Harper on bass, guitar, synthesizer, drums, programming and cigar box guitar; Astou Niamé Diabaté on vocals; Sambou Koyaté on vocals; Banjougou Koyaté on guitar, jun-jun and jembe; Sidi Touré on vocals, guitar and calabash; Penzy on rap; Kalifa Koné on guitar; Ousmane Dagon on ngoni and tama (talking drum); Dou on guitar; Kalifa Koné on guitar; Morissamda Diabaté on drums; Djémory Kouyaté on balafon; Cherif Soumano on kora; Seyba Kouyaté on kora; and Oumou on backing vocals.

Invisible System – Dance to the Full Moon

Dance to the Full Moon reveals a deeply satisfying, futuristic vision of Malian music.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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