Studio Mali has worked on projects with: Bassekou Kouyate, Leni Stern, Amadou and Mariam, Habib Koite, Youssou N’dour, Lucy Duran, Ami Sacko, Neba Solo, Vieux Farka Toure, Andra Kouyate, Ami Koita, Alex Wilson “Mali Latino”, Tartit, Ryan Thomas Skinner “Sidikba’s First Kora Lesson”, Ramses from Tata Pound, Idrissa Soumaoro, Baba Salah, Doussou Bagayoko, Penzi, the BBC, UNICEF, World Education, and others.
We have 25 years of experience organizing studio sessions in West Africa, and can match the right musicians to play on your project. Regardless of the kind of instrumentation you are looking for, traditional or modern, a super clean sound or a raw earthy feel, we’ll find the player. If you are coming to Mali from the USA, Europe, Asia, or anywhere in the world, we can help you find comfortable accommodations for your stay in Mali. You want to be able to focus on your music project so let us take care of the rest. We’ll find the best possible situation for any budget complete with safe healthy cooking, laundry service, room cleaning, honest/knowledgeable guides, and genuine West African hospitality.
Studio Mali recorded 7 songs in 7 different languages of Mali on the importance of washing hands with soap.The artists are as follows: Habib Koite’s song titled “Sanuya” is in French and Bambara, Vieux Farka Toure’s song “Yeme Gnime Da Safoun” is in Songhai, Neba Solo sang “Djigui Niyo Ni Cle” in Senoufo, Tartit’s “Saboush I man I Fa” is in Tamasheq, Andra Kouyate and Mah Bara Soumano sang “Tege Ko Ni Safne” in Bambara and Malinke, Awo Poulo’s song “Djoungo Mon e Sabounde” is in Peul, and Lele Diarra’s song “Anki Tou Gnan Kiti Saboune” is in Sarakole.
Here is a beautiful song by Bassekou Kouyate and N’goni Ba recorded at our studio for a memorial service for BBC presenter Charlie Gillette. was a big supporter of Malian Music and Bassekou Kouyate. On the evening that we recorded this song Bassekou reminisced about how proud and emotional Charlie was after Bassekou received the award for BBC World Music Album of the Year. “He was my big brother and a true friend of Africa”, Bassekou said tearfully.