Toumani Diabate

Both Konono and Toumani Diabate – they changed my music. Toumani Diabate especially. I mean, he’s a virtuoso of highest degree. Playing with him was such a privilege, because his kora playing just makes your head want to fall off. I went to Mali for a week and we tried several things – and I’m going to meet him more often here. It makes we want to shout and scream, it’s exciting., April 10 2008