Alou’s a discreet guy, but his voice does not go unnoticed. One of the leading singers at home in Mali, he is still vidtually unknown anywhere else. He owes his strong heritage in part from his father, Madou Guitare, member of the influential Orchestre Regional de Sikasso, who’s music is featured on Syllart’s AMAZING Mali 70 compilation. But Alou stands up for his own, using electric and western instruments to arrange his typically Malian music. Stuff to make you, your mom and your grandparents dance! Comes out April 21 on iTunes.