From album “Dioba (Belle époque, Vol. 3)” with tracks by Rail Band recorded between 1970-1983.
The first incarnation of the Rail Band was founded in 1970, sponsored by the Ministry of Information and the railway administration. The Malian government had, since the ’60s, been sponsoring cultural events and groups to promote national traditions.
[…] in Mali, in the 70s, the Rail Band was the band against which all others were measured. Listening to this recording will tell you why.