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Sorry Bamba Compilation On Thrill Jockey

Thrill Jockey is releasing part one of a compilation of music by Malian musician Sorry Bamba on 20 June. Sorry Bamba Volume One 1970-1979 features unreleased tracks and rarities, and is put together by Extra Golden members Alex Minoff and Ian Eagleson with input from Bamba.

Bamba was the leader of the Kanaga Orchestra of Mopti and the Regional Orchestra of Mopti (which became known as the Kanaga Ocrhestra), and Volume One 1970-1979 covers a period where his group took home the National Biennial grand prize (a national music competition organised by the authorities after Mali gained independence) twice, in 1976 and 1978.