Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mansane Cisse

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
07-Vieux Diop-Manzani
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
Mansane Cisse


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Kamalan N'Goni,Dozon N'Goni

Alou Fane's Fote Mocoba that were

Alou Fané-chant, percussion 
Daouda 'Flani' Sangaré -chant 
Zoumana Diarra-guitar, balafon 
Abou Camara -chant, guitar, percussion 
Djourou Diallo-flute

freshly updated
Kamalan N'Goni


Friday, August 16, 2013

African Love Supreme-Ode to the Living Tree

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.

Willard Jenkins

Andrew Cyrille -drums, cymbals
David Murray-bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Oliver Lake-alto saxophone
Adegoke Steve Colson -electric piano
Mor Thiam-percussion

Recorded 18 & 19/12/1994 at XIPPI Studio, Dakar, Senegal

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


praises to some of the great  hunters of old from Dallol Mauri,Niger

Halidou Karimou &  Daouda Douroumbou : vocals and  gurumi  
Faria Daouro, Dandobi Maï Bazo: gurumi


thanks to bolingo for the photo 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Malangatana Valente Ngwenya

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today's audio:
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

Azawad 1999

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
Bakaye .Percussions