The Dongola Times

(Anachronistic) Dispatches from the Kingdom of Makuria.
29th of September, 2015

Demba Camara’s Exhumation Folklorique

Things like this are why the Manden just can’t sustain comparison.

That is Demba Camara’s 1970 track, Exhumation Folklorique. Extremely classical; the one I have even bears the artifacts of having been ripped off an aged vinyl. And still, it wins. Demba is stuck with a few minutes and a few back-up singers. And still, it wins. I mean, by our standards, all the signs of “not even trying” are there. And yet? Excellence.