Welcome to Breakdown, an unofficial resource and discussion list about the innovative guitarist/producer Michael Brook. This site is infrequently updated, but contains a great deal of background info which will remain online. For up-to-date news and information, visit Michael Brook's official site and MySpace page.

Discographies Full details on every record featuring Brook
New Life Prince Diabate

New Life

Prince Diabate


Sunrise Records

Prince Diabate: Kora
John Bilezikjian
Michael Brook
Hassan Hakmoun
Andre Manga


  1. Bonga (merengue) 4'21
  2. Hadja Sira (mandé) 7'11
  3. New Life (mandé) 3'29
  4. Farafina (funky-rap) 5'35
  5. Fily (mandé) 6'16
  6. Cora-flamenca (flamenco) 4'07
  7. Voyageur (mid-eastern fusion) 5'52
  8. Cora-Sabar (guinea-senegal) 5'38
  9. Fofana Kunda (mandé) 6'04
  10. Mandingo Reggae (reggae) 3'23
  11. Nayété (mandé-blues) 5'06
  12. Lullaby (waltz) 4'04


MP3 samples and more info at PrinceDiabate.com.