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1. Saya
2. Kana Siran
3. Erness Fassa
4. Tounga
5. Alhaye Maasaye
6. Sogoniko Fassa
7. Djarabi
8. Nord Mali
9. Commun 6 Fassa
10. Super Mariage

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Coming from the city of Gao, on the edge of the Saharan desert, Malian producer Baba 'Babsy' Konate is one of the key figures in the development of "Gao Rap", a regional genre of modern autotuned Songhoi music. Tounga is Babsy Konate's debut mixtape, collecting a decade of tracks that merge sweet autotuned vocals, crunchy drum loops and plucked digital harpsichord, in a playful testament to 2000s PC music, with the sample packs of a modest FruityLoops project. The result is familiar yet otherworldly, drawing from an abundance of distinct cultural expression: folkloric takamba from the Songhai, Hausa film soundtracks from Northern Nigeria, Hip Hop from Bamako and Ragga from Niamey.