CD cover: Once Upon a Time

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Once upon a time in Mali... (2009)

A children CD with 12 songs and a book with 12 tales from Mali. The accompanying book includes lyrics, recipes and guessing games. Both are are currently out in Danish, English and French; Norwegian and Greek versions are waiting to be released.

The music is available for download online. (English, French and Greek)

The material from the book and CD is also used in school performances.

View a Flash presentation with excerpts from book and songs. (The presentation will open in a new window.)

Greek language version Greek version: "Once Upon a Time..." has been translated into several languages. Get a taste of the Greek version here (Presentation opens in a new window)

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You can order the CD by clicking on the link above. The book will soon be available.

Track listing

  1. Kimi Komo the Brave Ladybird
  2. Yolo's Song
  3. The Cat, the Crow and the Fox
  4. Who is the Strongest?
  5. The Wicked Stepmother
  6. The Rooster and the Lizard
  7. I Love Sweet Corn
  8. I'm Coming
  9. Hey Long Neck
  10. What Would You Like
  11. Fanta Cissé
  12. The Farmer and the Devil

All songs written, composed and produced by Moussa Diallo.
Mixed by Johnny Stage
Cover and illustrations by Dominique Jal

Musicians

Moussa Diallo - electric bass, piccolo bass, vocals, kalimba, calabash, percussion, kamale n'goni
Dawda Jobarteh - kora, tama
Ayi Solomon - percussion, udu, djembe
Faséri Diabaté - balafon
Samba Diabaté - n'goni, guitar
Adama Diarra - djembe
Djourou Diallo - Bambara flute
Marcia Coleman - background vocals

Dansk  English