Thursday, January 31, 2013

Nanfoule

3  versions of the sublime Nanfoule/Nanfulen *


the oldest I'm aware of , that of   Mahawa Kouyaté and  Soundioulou Cissoko


the Balla/Balladins 1969 version , bside of  SYL 508 - Tara been the a side


and the most recent  of  Mory Djely Kouyaté & Jean Philippe Rykiel

another version there

& more versions  in worldservice

*na n foule -come, release me. a song dating back to ww2 when the French imposed draconian rations on their colonies and prohibited trade with the British colonies such as Sierra Leone. it  is attributed to a griot merchant that was caught in a contraband traffic and was tortured by the colonial customs officers...

the original must have sounded like this


9 comments:

  1. Very very beautiful song
    All versions are great but I especially like the video [It's a shame its short duration]

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    1. I like that video too mela and wish to be able to watch Sidi Mamadi uncut but that what we've got just a glimpse..pity.
      let's hope that a complete version will spring up somewhere

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  2. Interesting link :

    http://chantshistoiremande.free.fr/Html/nanfoule.php#top1

    Thanks

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  3. interesting indeed.thank you aduna
    I'll come back to N'toman at a point...
    is it or not the same tune?
    :)

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    1. My opinion : it's the same song :-)

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  4. ciao Nauma!!!
    thanks for your words
    Mela knows ;-))

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  5. ciao ReeBee!!!
    so nice to see you around ...

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  6. Nanfoulé kelé bana.
    http://snd.sc/1bIJwlD

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  7. thanks ngoni,a really nice Nanfoulé version..

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