lundi 8 décembre 2008

Carlos Djanuno Dabo: nov 08 election show in Guinee bissau

Carlos Djanuno Dabo percusionist for artists as Cesaria Evora, Toure Kunda, Susheela Raman, Carlos Santana comes back home and plays "Oka" in Bissau and the region he's born Fulakunda for nov 08 election.

dimanche 30 novembre 2008

Buba, Mpada, Fulankunda people in Guinee BIssau

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Kinara region people coming for kaba Mane and Djanuno Dabo show during nov 2008 election in Guinee Bissau.

mardi 4 novembre 2008

the Timbuktu diva Khaira Arby : desert blues clip

Khaira Arby is the diva of Timbuktu and certainly one of the three most beautiful voices in Mali. Since her young age when she won all the singing contests she fast stood out as the voice and soul of the North and as such she was awarded knight's medaille of the national order of Mali in 2006 . As Ali Farka Toure's cousin ( Ali Farka's wife is the sister of her mother) she perpetuates the tradition of the desert and timbuktu music singing in Tamashek ,Songhai , Arabic and Bambara. She will play at the desert festival in Essakane Saturday January 10, 2009. check schedule at and c u there !

vendredi 31 octobre 2008

Mandingo Ambassadors: live in New York

Concert in Brooklyn , barbes club (!) of the formation of the guitarist Mamady Kouyate having played for a long time with the bembeya jazz .he continues to enforce the mandingue Guinean style in New York with his new band:
mandingo ambassador. note the excellent singer Ismael Kouyate, he naturally follows his parents Mama Diabate and Kemo Kouyate.

mandingo ambassado are :

Ismael Kouyate : voice
Mamady Kouyate : guit solo
Mamady Kourouma : guit acc
Oron Etkin : tenor sax
Sylvain Leroux : alto flute
Nicholas Cudahy : bass
Andy Algtre : drums

dimanche 12 octobre 2008

Djaje Traore : le monde a changé

Djaje Traore, young brother of Adama Yalomba, is guitarist for Amadou and Mariam on their African show, he is also the guitarist solo of the band Farty. you can see him playing every week at the "cafe des arts" of Bamako, just behind the "palais de la culture". Here he sings bambara and French language : the world has changed. you'll get new tracks soon...

samedi 4 octobre 2008

Yakhouba Sissokho et Kande Dioubate: live in Paris

Yakhouba Sissokho (Gambie) et Kande Dioubate (Guinée) à l'Olympic café , Paris.
ils jouent le titre "baia"

Kande Dioubate (vox)
Yakhouba Sissokho (kora)
Ahmed Sylla (drums)
Sekou Dioubate (bass)
Cheick Ouza (keyboard) .

dimanche 28 septembre 2008

Dalmeda : afriican reggae - accapela

(...) On the road which leads from the house to sinners' hut at the edge of the river Mono (...)

samedi 27 septembre 2008

Dalmeda : dans sa cours - Lomé , Togo

(...) among the immense troop of musicians there was a rastaman Dalmeda singer percussionist and good composer who had enthused the stadium during the final of the show. We are here with him in his yard in Lomé with his friend Ali...

vendredi 26 septembre 2008

Julie Akofa : rehearsal in Lome, Togo

(...) Shot during the rehearsal of the show celebrating the independance of Togo. This show directed by Souleyman koli had mixed up three hundred musicians dancers and actors of whom very appreciated and remembered the late Julie Akofa who will be forever missed.