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Mali - Kora & Balafon

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Bought this CD for the Kora and balafon sounds, traditional african instruments, played by 2 maestros.
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The kora (the bright and crisp sounding 21 string harp-lute of West Africa) and the balafon (the high toned West African wooden plank and resonator gourd xylophone) are not usually recorded in duet, but here (in the masterful hands of Sissokho Yakhouba and Madou Kita respectively) they make for a magical and complete musical conversation, rich with layers, melodies and rhythms.
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It's not music that requires any apologies; it's vibrant, graceful, and skillfully played on two ancient Malian instruments.The "kora" is the harp of West Africa, built from a huge gourd, with about 21 strings.
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The built-in scales of the two instruments constrain and shape the muisc they can produce, but beyond that fact, skilled players can be as virtuosic on such hand-made acoustic instruments as on a modern pedal harp or an electrified marimba.
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The genius of African-American descendants of slaves was to reshape European music to their own cultural sensibilities to to create something so vital that it flowed back across the Atlantic to both Europe and Africa, influencing the 20th C music of 'classical' composers and of 'high-life' orchestras in the new cities of West Africa.But aside from my aside, let me recommend this CD as one of the most enjoyable examples of traditional African music I've encountered.
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Mali: Kora and Balafon - 'Kaffo' Lansine Kouyate Sissokh…
Track 1 'Kaffo' by Lansine Kouyate and Sissokho Yakouba from the 2006 album 'Mali: Kora and Balafon'. Sissokho plays the kora and Lansine, the balafon.
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Yes! I highly recommend this music based on manufacturer ratings and comparison with its similar products. Let's go over the reasons why buying this music now is a good idea, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. Manufacturer has crazy positive reviews on their other products!

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing or there is some defect in the product? With anything you buy online, there is a small chance of this happening. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). Still, you want to make sure that the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. As you can see in my manufacturer report, Providance () has crazy good positive reviews! It's very likely that Providance () really cares about their product and the seller responds well to customer complaints. You won't reget it if you purchase a product from this manufacturer.

2. Sadly, this is your only option

I haven't looked into similar products of this item. Let me get back to you on this, please check back shortly! In the mean time, you can check similar products on Amazon.

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3. This music has very positive reviews on the internet

Some people have a great experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item and have to go through the whole process of returning them. Since people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, don't read too much into one good or bad review. Reading multiple reviews with different ratings can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This music has very positivereviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this music more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product above in the good/ok/bad table, so don't forget to read those since they paint the whole picture! And of course, if you want to read more detailed reviews, many of them are on Amazon!See More Reviews on AmazonSee More Reviews on Amazon

4. The price might go up, so buy now if you need this!

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Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in four parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and a price prediction I made, just in case you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. The price of this product has not changed from March 16, 2020 to June 18, 2020, which means that it has steady and healthy supply!

Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this music was $6.99, and the lowest price point was $5.99. The current price is greater than it has ever been. If the best price is what you're looking for, this could be potentially be a bad time to purchase.

What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. I haven't seen this product being unavailable since I started reviewing this product. So as far as the availability goes, this product is solid. If you plan to make a repeat purchase of this kind of item, this is your product! In addition, I've seen a healthy amount of price movement around this product. From what I've seen, the price is likely to move up or down by an average of 8.35% at a time.

Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? Based on past price points, I expect the price to be $7.09 a week from now. It might be best to purchase as soon as possible before the price becomes too high.

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5. Make sure Providance is a brand you can trust

Providance doesn't attract too many people on Amazon among other music brands. I couldn't find any YouTube videos, Reddit posts, or news articles that directly mention this product, but this can be just me not looking hard enough. Will update this when I have more info!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

That's it! I hope you learned enough about this product to make a purchase decision now. You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading — I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

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