MALI LOLO! Stars of Mali showcases the preeminent musicians on the forefront of Mali's modern musical renaissance. It features the Super Rail Band—Mali's headliner group for 30 years—Grammy winner Ali Farka Toure, kora masters Toumani Diabate and Ballake Sissoko, Wassoulou diva Oumou Sangare, guitarist and singer Habib Koite with his Bamada group, and more of Mali's best talent. This collection exemplifies each artist's exploration of the rich ground between revered musical traditions and the innovations of modern Mali that draw upon a myriad of Western influences. Modern Mali, a powerhouse of African musical tradition, reverberates far beyond its geographic boundaries, harnessing its rich culture and history to create unique contemporary sounds. Extensive notes. 16 tracks. 73 minutes.