Mali meets Algeria
At the end of 2004, Zakaria Tebboune met Sako Djilifily, a
young Kora maker and player from Mali, Djillifily is an exceptionally talented
artist and cousin of the famous Malian Kora player,Toumani Diabaté, who
recently released the album “In the Heart of the Moon” with Ali
In 2005, Zakaria produced the Malgeria Project with Djilifily. Three
other artists also contributed to the album, each of them bringing a long and
rich musical career and experience into the project: the Algerian musician Miloud Messabihi,
the American saxophonist/composer Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq and the South-African saxophonist und composer William
Ramsay. All of them contributed a very creative and emotional nature to the
project which reaches peaks with the interpretation of such tracks as "Saïda
" of the late diva Cheikha Rimitti and " Promenade
" of Modest Mussorgsky (1839-81). The latter, produced for an
exhibition for the Kunsthalle of Bremen.
This young project brings a melodic and rhythmic trance leading to nice dreams.