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Crowdedsourced for Riverboat via an online “Battle Of The Bands” competition, Anansy Cissé plays Malian guitar music with rock-and-roll energy and attack.

There is constant tension and release between Cissé’s guitar and Zoumana Tereta’s souk, a screeching fiddle.

“Wasmassiheme” tangles up guitar and high-speed ngoni riffs. Cissé’s flight from his northern home town prompts “Gonmi”, a plea for national peace.

Anansy Cissé

Mali Overdrive

(Riverboat)

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