Tuesday, August 20, 2013
electric versions and even more kora versions of the wonderful theme of Mansane Cisse
a universal tale of love and betrayal ,witchcraft and death, in song
i read in tp africa :
"There was a fisherman named Bakari. His young wife runs always for money to Mansane Cisse,a rich merchant while her husband was fishing on the river. Bakari decides to contact a marabout and thanks to his powers and witchcrafts, patron Cisse dies the same night in which he consumes the first passion night together with the lady, who will also die after him. The nobles in the village ask Bakari to accompany them on the other bank of the river where the tragedy had just taken place. In the middle of the river Bakari stops his pinasse and asks the griot who was there for the nobles, to sing a song about his story. This song was in fact Mansane Cisse the story of a rich and powerful man who was living in the illusion of being able to obtain whatever he wanted thanks to his richness and about a poor fisherman who is redeemed and enters the collective conscience of the people."
13 versions (at_hand) collected
01-Mama Sissoko-Manssane Cisse
02-Kandia Sory Kouyate- Massane Cisse
03-Sura Susso- Massaneh Cessay
04-Djiguiba Cissoko-Mansane Cisse
05-Super Diamono de Dakar-Mansani Cisse (Instrumental)
06-Papa Susso & Tamba Susso-Mansane Cisse
08-Lalo Keba Drame - Mansane Cisse
09-Kaloum Star-Mansane Cisse
10-Miriam Makeba's Quintette Guinéenne-Mansane Cisse
11-Idrissa Diop & Cheikh Tidiane Tall-Massani Cissé
12-Orchestre Baobab Gouye Gui De Dakar-Mansane Cisse
13-Mangala Camara - Mansane Cisse
new link 11/6/15
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
east American to the west African coast
travel to the living tree for Andrew Cyrille and his Quintet
A vital and very much underrated percussionist and bandleader, Cyrille, of Haitian descent,
always brings a sense of the Motherland to his music,
whether exploring free landscapes, or structured outings like most on this date.
Apropos this was recorded in Dakar, Senegal during an African sojourn.
The band is a robust assemblage of David Murray on tenor sax and bass clarinet,
Oliver Lake on alto sax, keyboardist Adegoke Steve Colson, bassist Fred Hopkins
and guest Senegalese percussionist Mor Thiam on two tracks.
There is a feeling of Trane meets Sun Ra at the corner of Murray & Lake on this date
as the spirits of those two grand masters are in the air.
The session invocation is a Cyrille percussion duet with Thiam,
and the two close with the benediction "Water, Water, Water."
In between the Trane roars down the tracks courtesy
of the "Acknowledgment" and "Resolution" sections of "A Love Supreme,"
and swinging business is dealt with on J.C.'s "Mr. P.C."
The title track invokes the spirit of Ra, made all the more resonant
by Colson's eerie use of electric keyboard.
Andrew Cyrille -drums, cymbals
David Murray-bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Oliver Lake-alto saxophone
Adegoke Steve Colson -electric piano
Recorded 18 & 19/12/1994 at XIPPI Studio, Dakar, Senegal
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
read & read & search for yourself
In the hot and dusty Gaza province of Mozambique
there is a small lake called Ghorwane that never runs dry...
..the sweetest marrabenta of Majurugenta
Friday, August 2, 2013
three Tinariwen members and friends performing as Azawad
a superb live on the closing night of les Nuits Toucouleurs in Angers 1999
Kedou .Guitars & vocals
Abdallah .Guitars & vocals
Hassan .Guitars & vocals
Foy Foy .Guitars & vocals
Hanini .Tindé & vocals
Tafa .Imzad & vocals