Saturday, July 26, 2008
Djaly Ibrahima Seck & Fatou Mbaye Diop—Mbery
Husband + wife + drums = luminous lovers. This recording is adorable, just adorable.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Who'd have thought you needn't go all the way to the jungle highlands of central Guinea to find the rollicking sounds of Fula singer Fatou Linsan Barry? This energetic tape appeared before me in the back of a nondescript rasta shop in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, where else?
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Moussa Ngom et le Group Talibey—Bajen Yandeh (Ngom)
Bajen Yandeh (Ngom)
This is from Senegal... I don't know much about it (found at the local african drum shop). Mbalax is so hugely popular in Dakar and waay beyond it at least deserves more attention than the zero tapes I've shared thus far. I like this particular example, it's a little more distinctive than your average electrified praise-y pop jams. But, again, I not the expert here. Youssou N'Dour's early recordings might be a good place to start.