Idrissa Soumaoro that I was listening to all the time while I was in Mali just won the prestigious RFI World Music Awards. I'm really happy because his folk music is really beautiful. Mady who drove us all over Bamako is also the producer of the album and he had the tape playing in his car as we were going from one place to the other.
When I came back to Dublin, I looked for the CD but it wasn't released before another six months or so.
I finally found it on the website of Wrasse Records who distributes albums of great artists from all over the world. And it's always a good thing to support independant distributers!