Tuesday, November 27, 2012

les Dieuf Dieul

Dakar 2000
mbalax, jazz , rap and rock grooves 
under the production of David Murray 

more  & some more  to read 

3 years earlier, David Murray's Senegalese adventures started with 
Fo Deuk Revue

"Fo deuk" means "where do you come from" in Wolof. David Murray and friends have crafted a diverse, yet cohesive recording, hailing from a number of "places". Murray has been a professional saxophone player since the age of 14. He and his band (Jamaaladeen Tacuma - bass, Darryl Burgee - drums, and Robert Irving III - piano) traveled to Dakar, Senegal in May 1996 intent on creating a fusion with West African musicians. This recording documents the results of their musical encounters with some of Dakar's best known local bands; rappers Positive Black Soul, the Dieuf Dieul Band, singer Hamet Maal (Baaba Maal's brother) and sabar master Doudou N'Diaye Rose. The lyrics throughout carry a strong message about how Murray sees his world and himself "as a person of African descent relating to people who live in Africa and about the difficulty and problems which exist for Africans all over the planet".

David Murray - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Didier Awadi (Positive Black Soul) - rap
Amiri Baraka - poetry reading
Amiri Baraka Jr. - voice
Amadou Barry (Positive Black Soul) - rap and voice
Darryl Burgee - drums
Ousseynou Diop - drums
Assane Diop - guitar and xalam
Tidiane Gaye - voice
Craig Harris - trombone
Robert Irving III - piano
Hamet Maal - voice
Abdou Karim Mané - bass
Oumar Mboup - djembe and percussion
Hugh Ragin - trumpet
Doudou N'Diaye Rose - sabar and voice
El Hadji Gniancou Sembène - keyboard
Moussa Séné - background vocals and percussion
Junior Soul - voice
Jamaaladeen Tacuma - bass

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