Los Van Van added the sound of guitars, violins and trombones to the Afro-Cuban 'son'. Volume II is a wee bit tinny in places but has still got some great tracks on it though. This album's music is so good it would be worth getting even if it was an instrumental! Contains eleven tracks, the first six are the original Le Destin cassette while the other five are from Kasally Sama cassette minus the second version of N'diati. Not a keyboard or drum machine in sight and boy can Mah get the old tonsils throbbing. The variety of instruments being used was starting to sound more like an orchestra so when the horn section came in I had to checked out the inlay card and who should be in there - none other than - NATIONAL BADEMA. Index: Daamu, Jeeya, R T M , Ngoyo, So Bin Do.) [6T/34M] One of the first African records I bought back in the early 80's which I was told came from Cameroon although now I am more inclined now to say Mali. Index: Yafama, Nafigui, Malienlou, Saya, Nanan Houphoet.
This brilliant 14 piece orchestra has become Cuba's most exciting dance band. Both the inlay and the cassette say 10 tracks but if you can find more than 9 I will be very suprised. Superb album from Sona with help from fellow vocalist Condette Kouyate and backing from M'mah Sylla. Index: Muke, Golle, Tekudende, Xaxe, Sumpu ) [8T/52M] Bembeya Jazz National feature on four out of the five tracks on this album. Long time , no hear, but now back with Maimouna instead of Kasse Mady and with a very impressive album to boot. Mattha sings ever so sweetly like some little girl lost while Kitsuku and Meiway play some haunting guitar alongside Dje Kimo's intruiging keyboards. ) [5T/30M] Wonderful 1998 album from rising star Nabintou Diakite.
Jil Jilala, formed in 1972, is one of Morocco's most outstanding bands. Backed by his own band, which is composed mainly of his brothers and other family members, he continues to develop his musical mastery over a wide range of styles, from the Malian influenced 'Alfusainey Gassama' to the Afro-Manding dance music of 'Gambia Dikendolu'. This album recorded in Togo and Ghana was release back in the 1980's and is just superb. The up-tempo but still very traditional sounding music owes a lot to the artistic interpretation of Cheick Smith. Guitarist, Moutou Kouyate along with n'goni player Garba Tounkara and kora player Djely Moussa Conde provide the tinkling string sounds for which guinea is famous while Djely Modou Kouyate provides some lovely balafon playing. Backed by Goudia Kouate's beautiful guitaring, which just sings and the throbbing hypnotic beat of the drums, this album is purely and simply gorgeous. Nahawa's stunning vocals first came to prominence with her hit album 'Didadi' where she was backed by a studio full of session musicians.
Their songs, based on authentic rhythms, deal with the problems of daily life and demonstrate their unique voices and rhythmic complexity. The cora is the lead instrument and Tata's solo style is extremely impressive and in fact leaves the older Paris based cora players like Mory Kante very much in the shade. Thomas Frempong is the lead vocalist for the last three while Agyaaku does the first and Eric and Osei Tutu provide the backing. You may have caught his music on Jo Shinner's programme about Ghanaian music some years ago. Here however the sum total of her backing is one superbly played acoustic guitar!
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