Saturday, 24 September 2016

Various Guinee from K7s

Originally I started with a compilation K7 from Guinee, so let's continue with more from that country with tracks by various artists issued on local K7s.

my favourite postcard ever - Danseur Acrobate Peul (1993, Guinee)

In 2006 the ConcertZender radiostation broadcasted a K7 only show about Guinee, I could catch the stream. Have listened to it many times, while trying to gather background info about the artists presented. Well unfortunately there isn't too much on the global interweb, so in this post give you everything I know.

Listen to Sona Tata Conde - Mama Rose (K7)


VARIOUS GUINEE K7s (2006)

Full tracklist:

01.Fatima Kandia Sylla - Bomboe (unknown K7) - no info
02.Kaniba Ouele Kouyate - N'lalila (unknown K7) - two K7s listed at natari
03.Kerfala Kante - AJ VD (1996, K7, Fara Fina) - bio at musiques-afrique
      former member of Tropical Djoli Band, solo since 1992 with 'L'Oiseau de Sankara' K7
04.Papa Diabate - Moussolou (K7, Mossolou) - no info
05.Sona Tata Conde - Mama Rose (K7, Wara Soneya) - short bio at wikipedia
06.Sona Tata Conde - Djeneba (K7, Wara Soneya) -  old info from radio-kankan
07.Sekouba Fatako Kouyate - Kosida Boko Ala (K7, Guigol Djama)
      one of the singers on 'Les Leaders de la Guinée - Various Artists' (2001, CD, Syllart #96125)
      died 2011.Jul.10 in Labe, see 
guineeconakry
08.Yaya El Bangou - Dicko (2000, K7, Wo Koberato!!!) - no info
09.Les Espoirs de Coronthie - Bombo Naturelle (2002, K7, Patriote) - bio at musiques-afrique
10.Les Espoirs de Coronthie - Arabama  (2002, K7, Patriote) - their facebook page
      tracks not on detail discography, so must be from debut "Patriote" (2002, K7, self produced)
      hugely popular with their "tradi-moderne" music, hailing from Coronthie district of Conakry
11.Aminata Kamissoko - Ambition (K7, Ambition) - acc.rootsworld from Mali

NOTE: also played Ibro Diabate with L'Islam, NOT included here as previously posted on manguemusic see ibro-diabate-allah-nana-k7-1994

Profiter de la musique! Toujours MANGER

CRUES!!!


PS: same radio station did similar K7 only shows about other African countries....
....and if anybody knows more, has info, about artists and/or K7s, please comment....

Friday, 16 September 2016

Salimata Diabaté - 2006.Mar.24 - Amsterdam

Now let's go (back) to Guinee/Mali/Senegal with Salimata Diabaté.

2004.Dec.10 at Melkweg Amsterdam (photo by Frans Schellekens, source: gettyimages)
At 2006.Mar.24 she performed with her band in the Tropeninstitute in Amsterdam, the concert was recorded by the ConcertZender and a little later broadcasted on their radio station. I happily could catch it and present it here for your earal enjoyment.

About Salimata Diabaté

source: google translation of entry at muziekencyclopedie.nl
Salimata Diabaté was born 1960 June 27 in Dakar, Senegal. Her parents are griots (djeli or Djali in Mande), so she is griot by inheritance. Salimata's father, El Hadj Djigui Diabaté*, was balafon player and member of the National Instrumental Ensemble of Guinea, her mother Kadiatou Kouyaté is a singer. From her second year Salimata learned singing and dancing from her father, and when she was nine she performed for the first time in public with a group from Conakry. In 1970 she became dancer in the dance group of the army of Guinea, and sings and dances in the National Ballet of Guinea. With this company she first toured through West Africa and in the course of the 1970s, she travelled to Europe, the former Soviet Union and Cuba.
In 1977 Salimata Diabaté returned to Dakar. There she first became a member of the National Ballet of Senegal, in 1980 the Mansour Gueye Ballet and then Daniel Sorano's National Theatre. She played a role in the production 'Siege Of Dakar Linguere' by the National Ballet. In 1982 Diabaté began her solo career and eventually settled in the Netherlands. Since 1985 she travels with her ensemble Africa Salimata along the European concert and festival stages.
In 2004, a DVD appears with Salimate Diabate's performance at the Palais du Peuple in Conakry, Guinee. The same year her album Djigui is recorded in Paris, on which she is accompanied by ngoni, kora and percussion. On the album are songs and music from the griot tradition, together with her own songs with lyrics about social issues and personal experiences. The opening song is a tribute to her deceased father. In 2006 is released the CD Live Acoustic, recorded during her European tour.
Note: *in the RTG Syliphone archive are some 13 recordings from Diabaté, Djigui (probably Salimata's father) with wonderful balafon playing, wanna listen start with the first track Djamadjigui

Listen to a track from Salimata's concert:


Salimata Diabaté - 2006.Mar.24 - Tropeninstituut Amsterdam

setlist: 1.improvisation kora / 2.Djembe intro / 3.Boro Rokolon Ti Lola / 4.An Nou Nara / 5.Dunya / 6.Djoula Diabatela / 7.improvisation percussion / 8.Mankanbora - hunters song / 9.Saboui Nan Khame Ra / 10.Soumou //

bonus: Arafan Toure Group (live at unknown date, but could very well be from 2000 in Melkweg Amsterdam, recorded by ConcertZender)
source: broadcast 2006.Aug.04, ConcertZender Live

musicians: Salimata Diabaté - vocals / Adama Conde - arranger, balafon / Mohamed Alpha Camara - congas / Ansoumane Kante - djembe / Habib Kante - drums / Leiba Conde - guitar / Madou Diabate - solo guitar / Sekou Diabate - bass guitar / Fanta Diabate - chorus / Aminata Kouyate - chorus / Djibril Diabate - kora

Discography

2004: Live In Africa - Palais du Peuple in Conakry (DVD, label unknown)
2005: Djigui (CD, African World Music #AWM.00104)
2006: Live Acoustic - European Tour (CD, label unknown)
2011: Kolokagni (CD, African World Music #AWN.006)

Watch Salimate (all from awmmusic)

In GUINEE they sure EAT them RAW!!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - add.live track (1994)

Scaning through my archive found a (to the previous post) related live track:
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party - Musst Musst
  • 1994.Oct.07, Live at Town Hall New York (from the WMI Archives - unreleased)
  • source: 2010.Jan.30, WFMU Transpacific Sound Paradise - World Music Institute 25th Anniversary Archival Retrospective
Listen here (or download at soundcloud):


related pictutre from the next year's 1995.Oct.08 concert in the same Town Hall

source: gettyimages

Monday, 12 September 2016

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - 1993.Nov.06 Music Meeting

Now let's move to some music from another part of our earthly globe, Pakistan.


Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn 1993.Aug.14 at
Central Park Summerstage in New York City
source: gettyimages
Some months ago I posted a K7 from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and now I have for you a concert recording from him and his Party recorded 1993.Nov.06 at the Music Meeting Festival in Nijmegen, Holland. I catched two broadcasts from this concert by Dutch Radio6 in 2010, actually both had the same songs, with only differences in the intro/outro's. So have selected the most complete versions.

The only thing I found about this concert is that is was voted #4 in the list of Best Concerts of the Music Meeting (voting held in 2014 with the 30th aniversary of the festival, see facebook item).
The top 3 was actually: 1.Salif Keita & Les Ambassadeurs (1985) / 2.Youssou N’Dour (1992) / 3.Baaba Maal & Daande Lenol (1988), well that's not a bad list!! Anybody any recordings of these???

Unfortunately I couldn't find any further info nor pictures of this concert, so included some pictures from 1993 concert in New York.


KHAN NFA 19931106 - Music Meeting Nijmegen (bc.R6-2010)

setlist: 1.Allah Hoo Allah Hoo / 2.Ali Da Malang / 3.Mera Ganj-e-Shakkar / 4.Akhiyan Udeek Diyan / (DJ outro)

many thanks to the kind people at nusratonline.com for help with the setlist

In Pakistan (and India) they EAT them RAW also!!!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Two Kantés from Mali & Guinee

In between preparing new posts found about two interesting releases by Kantés issued in my summerbreak.

Nakany Kanté

The first one from Guinee (and Spain): Nakany Kanté with Naka (2016).
Since 2009 she's living in Barcelona, and this seems to be her 2nd album already (english bio) after her debut EP.
Live performance of the song "Djanfa" included in the new album "Naka."

More to listen and watch:

Vieux Kanté

The second one from Mali: Vieux Kanté with The Young Man's Harp (2016).
Vieux Kanté, real name Noumoussa Soumaoro, born in 1974 in the Sikasso region in south-west Mali and blind from childhood, mastered to play the kamalé ngoni aka. young man's harp. He developed his instrument from the original 6 to his 12 strings and, as he stated himself, could even play notes although they were not on his instrument "by doing those himself, using his own head".

Vieux Kanté solo on n'goni - LOVE THIS ONE!! where's this from?? is there more??

He was he was considered one of the most dynamic and accomplished solo players in Mali, leading his own band and had recorded a cassette (K7). Unfortunately after a sudden illness Vieux Kanté died unexpectedly in 2005, only 31 years of age. The K7 recorded shortly before his death is now, 11 years later, released internationally by Sterns Music titled The Young Man's Harp.
Curious if the recorded K7 has been in the local market stalls in 2005 in Mali, and if the new release is the pure original or if it has been toyed with for the international 2016 market?

More about Vieux Kanté:
PS: there seems more by Vieux Kanté (recorded 2001.Dec.10 at Bamako by Vincent Dorléans) available since 2013 at bandcamp

Profiter de la musique!
Always EAT them RAW!!!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Orchestra Baobab - 2008.Sep.12 Pure Jazz The Hague NL

Had this post almost completed before my "summerbreak", so with almost 2 months delay I have for you a 2008 concert by Orchestra Baobab.

Top band on Pure Jazz 2008: the legendary Orchestra Baobab from Senegal, Cuban swing and traditional West African music in a group catchy sound. Especially the cheerful and colorful tenor saxophonist Issa Cissoko made ​​a party and sought all the time eye contact with the audience. (sources: flickr - flickr)

Apart from above pictures didn't find much about the Pure Jazz Festival (seems 2008 was the last edition), so here short something about (Orchestra) Baobab:

In the early 1970s Barthelemy Attiso, born in Togo, was living as a law student in Dakar, in his free time he had learned himself to play guitar. Together with Balla Sidibe, Medoune Diallo and Issa Cissoko he started a band called Orchestre Saf Mounadem. Soon they could get a residency at the recently opened Baobab Club in Dakar, so they recruited some more members, mostly former musicians rom the Star Band and changed their name to Orchestra Baobab. They played Afro-Cuban music and as a multi-ethnic and multi-national band they fused this with their own traditions, like harmonies and drumming from Casamance (in southern Senegal), melodies from Togo and Morocco and Wolof tradition from northern Senegal. Till 1985 they recorded some 20 albums and when in 1979 the Club Baobab closed its doors the band succesfully sought new venues to play. In the meantime a new style of music, called Mbalax, had developed and steadily gained popularity, so that in the mid 1980s Orchestra Baobab with their Afo-Cuban based music were considered 'old fasioned'. This resulted in a break-up of the band, some members forming or joining other groups, and Barthelemy Attisso even returning to Togo to practice law.
After their break-up some of their albums were released in Europe, these got much critical acclaim and sold reasonably well outside Senegal. In 2001 at instigation of their English record label and successful Mbalax musician Youssou N'Dour they came together again and started preparing for an international come-back tour. This tour was so succesful that they decided to continue with the band and since then they have made regular tours around the world and even some new recordings. During one of those tours they played at the Pure Jazz Festival in The Hague, Holland.

Listen to the first track


BAOBAB-20080912_Pure Jazz The Hague CZ

setlist: setlist: 1.Sutukum / 2.Dee Moo Wor / 3.improvisation / 4.Nijaay / 5.Colette / 6.Bul Ma Miin / 7.Utru Horas / 8.Gnawoe


In '3.improvisation' I noticed a rhythmic pattern (clave), which is also used in Ko Sira by Oumou Sangare, learned this pattern a long time ago from a drummer interested in all sorts of rhythms, it goes like this (in which X = hit and - = pause):
X--X--X---X-X---
LrlRlrLrlrLrLrlr

If you like to start learning this one best use both hands as shown under under, in which Capitals are Hits (X) and lower cases are dummies (-).
If split this up, first eight above and last eight under, you'll see that no Hit is at the same point in time, that's what makes this simple pattern more difficult than you think at first to learn and keep in time. But when you've mastered it, you'll always keep it with you and recognise when used in music.
(more info and background here)


Summarised Discography (detailed disco in download)

1972: Laye Thiam / Saf Mounadem (LP) - at adunablog
           side B by Saf Mounadem, later renamed Ba(w)obab
1972: Baobab - 2xLP (Baobab #BAO)
1975: Bawobab - 5xLP (Disques Buur #BRLP) - at gg BRLP.003 and BRLP.005
1977: Bawobab - 2xLP (Music Afrique #MSCLP) - at gg MSCLP.002 - found MSCLP.001
1978: Baobab a Paris - 2xLP+12" (Abou Ledoux #ASL) - at gg vol.1 and vol.2
1979: Baobab Succes 79 (LP, Disc Afrique #DARL001)
1980: Baobab - 2xLP (Jambaar #JM) - found link JM.5004
1982: Baobab - 2xK7 - Vol.1&2 (M'Baye Gueye)
1982: Baobab - Ken Dou Werente (LP) comp.1982 K7s
1986: Baobab Guygui - Mame Diarra Bousso (K7, Studio 2000)
198x: Baobab de Dakar 86 - 3xK7 (various labels) - found link SYL.83105
2002: Specialist In All Styles (CD, World Circuit) old songs rerecorded
2007: Made In Dakar (CD, World Circuit / Nonesuch Records)
Comp: N'Wolof (1998, CD, Dakar Sound DKS 014) mostly prev.unr.1970-71
Comp: VA - Senegal 70 (2015, Analog Africa) incl.2 prev.unr.Baobab tracks
Re-Comp: Pirates Choice - 1982 K7s (1989, CD) (2001, 2CD) / On Verra Ca - 1978 Paris Sessions (1992, CD) / Bamba - 1980 LPs (1993, CD) / Roots And Fruit (1999, CD) / A Night At Club Baobab (2006, CD) / Classic Titles (2007, CD) / Belle Epoque 1971-77 (2009, 2CD) / Belle Epoque Vol.2 1973-76 (2011, 2CD)
Re-K7s: Baobab - Vol.1/2/3/4 - 1972-75 tracks (198x, Bellot) - vol.2/3 at wrldsrv


Baobab to watch while downloading:


Continue enjoying the MUSIC and EATING

RAW!!!!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Ali Farka Toure 1987-2005 BBC recordings


Many links to choose from (Baobab, Wassoulou K7, Oumou live, etc) for continuing Oumou's chain, but now Ali Farka Toure (1939-2006) feels most appropiate. The link is that Ali has helped Oumou in the beginning of her carreer, and unbelievable but true Ali wasn't featured here before. Even realise that in the early 1990s I had left him off my 'Tour of Africa' K7, remember also I was not convinced about the Talking Timbuktu album and really got into his music with the brilliant 'Nianfunke' album, so had his enormous past, all the way back till 1976 LPs, to delve into.
So here now all BBC recordings I have from Ali, all from broadcasts by Andy Kershaw.

Ali Farka Toure in 2004 at Festival in the Desert (from gettyimages)
About Ali Farka Toure is enough info on the interweb, so here we go directly to his music, but for who needs just start at wiki, surf further and don't forget to check WrldSrv.

Listen to a track recorded 1987.Oct in Andy Kershaw's kitchen in London


TOURE AF 1987-2005 BBC recordings

1987.Oct - Andy Kershaw's Kitchen in London - bc.2006.May.28 BBC Radio3
setlist: 1.Yenna / 2.Cherie / 3.Kadi Kadi / 4.Amandrai
In 1987 October the late Ali Farka Toure prior to his official gig did his first UK performance in the kitchen of Andy Kershaw's flat for about 30 well-informed people

2003.Jan.06-08 - Festival in the Desert - bc.2003.Jul.18 BBC Radio3
part 1 (tent session): 11.acoustic #1 / interview ending with band introductions / 12.acoustic #2 / interview continued / 13.Kadi Kadi
part 2 (concert): 21.Tangambara Soboy / 22.Larana Hodjure

2005.Jan.29 - BOZAR Brussels - bc.2005.Mar.06 BBC Radio3
setlist: 1.Gomni / 2.Debe (with Toumani) / 3.Amandrai

Discography

1976: Ali Touré "Farka" (LP, Sonafric #50.016)
1976: Ali Touré "Farka" - Special Biennale du Mali (LP, Sonafric #50.020)
1976: Ali Touré Farka (LP, Sonafric #50.032)
1977: Ali Touré (dit) Farka (LP, Sonafric #50.060)
1979: Ali Touré dit "Farka" (LP, Sonafric #50.085)
1984: Ali Farka Touré aka.Red (LP, Disques Esperance) in 1985 on K7 (#KS.1891)
1987: Ali Farka Toure (LP/K7, World Circuit) in 1988 on CD with 2 bonustracks
1988: Ali Toure "Farka" Vol.1 (K7, #MM.5001) prod.by Mahmoudou Maiga - WrldSrv
1988: Ali Toure "Farka" Vol.2 (K7, #MM.5002) prod.by Mahmoudou Maiga - WrldSrv
1988: Ali Farka Touré aka.Green (LP,  Disques Espérance #ESP.8448)
1990: The River (LP/CD, World Circuit) note CD with 2 bonustracks
1992: The Source (CD, World Circuit/ Hannibal)
1994: Talking Timbuktu - with Ry Cooder (CD,  World Circuit/Hannibal)
1996: Radio Mali (CD, World Circuit/Nonesuch) compilation 1970s recordings
1999: Niafunké (CD, World Circuit/Hannibal) recorded in Niafunké, Mali
2003: VA - Le Festival Au Désert (CD/DVD, Triban Union/Wrasse Records)
          CD incl.Ali Farka Touré - Karaw / DVD incl.Ali Farka Touré - Goye Kur
2004: Red & Green (2CD, World Circuit) reissue 1984 & 1988 LPs
2005: In the Heart of the Moon - with Toumani Diabate (CD, World Circuit)
2006: Savane (CD, World Circuit) rec.in Bamako shortly before Ali's death
2010: Ali and Toumani (CD, World Circuit) rec.2005 at Livingston Studios, London
add.: private K7s posted on WrldSrv ('Ali with Haira Arby' and '20km, Dofana concert 1990.Oct')

something to watch (while downloading):

  • 1994: Ali with band - Diaraby (at Later with Jools)
  • 1997: Ali with band - Karaw (at Angoulême) [thanks NGONI] and if you like he has more!!
  • 2003: Ali plays and talks with Corey Harris (in Niafunké from PBS docu 'Feel Like Going Home')
  • 2005: Ali with Toumani - Debe (2005.Jan.29 at BOZAR, Brussels)
  • 2005: Ali with Bassekou (2005.Feb at Festival in Segou, Mali) 

in between tickling his guitar
ALI always ate them RAW!!