Binta Laly et son Ensemble

Um wow, bet you can’t find something more angular and harsh yet cleansing in your record collection. Guinean guitar heroes plus soulful vocals on blinding overdrive, tastefully and relentlessly rendered throughout. I can’t get over this and want to know more but can’t find much info (I believe this is not the same Binta Laali / Laly as Binta Laly Sow the Guinean singer whose music I love and DJ often, but I could be wrong, let me know).

Side A

Cinquante Six


Walado Folaye

Side B


Mifaala Waynaade

Miyaray Horoya

Milumbay Dyooni

10 responses to “Binta Laly et son Ensemble”

  1. Gregg says:

    Am I the first to say AWESOME. This is the exact style of music you just cant get anywhere else.

  2. peter says:

    Nice, thanks so much, Brian! Just a heads up, I think track 5 might be corrupted.. Mine is cut off at :47, tried downloading a few times. Anyone else having the same problem?

  3. mangue says:

    Thanks, great K7!
    Looking to the picture in this video , for my 5 cents Binta Laali/Laly and Binta Laly Sow are one and the same, called “the grand vedette of Fulbé music”.
    If you want to know more, best contact Radio Africa – – Graeme Counsel, the man with knowledge about music from Guinea.

  4. mangue says:

    same problem fro me with track 5 [Mifaala Waynaade], tracks mutes from 0:47 till end [5:18]

  5. says:

    This is a wonderful recording but, yes, Track 5 [ 05_BintaLaali_MifaalaWaynaade.wav ] is only 47 secs. long.

    Its ID3 tags are missing, as well.

  6. Matthew says:

    Damn, Brian. This is a fantastic cassette. These are the kinds of recordings that get me the most excited. Thanks so much for sharing. I am looking forward to the Nahawa reissue.

  7. Brian Shimkovitz says:

    thanks for checking it out, this tape is blazing.

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