Friday, 15 September 2017

Various Senegal from K7s (2006-2)


training of mango producers in the Sédhiou region (see tracknr.9)


This is a follow up of the, about half a year ago posted, K7s radio shows (Senegal-1, Guinee and Mali), which I catched again from the ConcertZender in 2006.

info from the radioshow:
For the African market cassettes are important - they are easy to duplicate and play. Musically it's interesting because often less concessions to Western tastes and pop influences are made. We go on a journey through a stack of cassettes from Senegal.

Listen to the unknown track by UCAS Jazz Band de Sedhiou


VA-SENEGAL-K7s_2006 CZ-2

Full Tracklist

1.Les Freres Guisse - Anta Majigen Ndiaye (2000, K7, Ndèye) => ndiakhass #
   three brothers Djiby, Cheik and Aliou Guissé from the Fouta Tooro area in the north of Senegal, their music is based on different rhythms of the Toucouleur
   biography: musiques-afrique
2.Fatou Laobe - Balamanse (2001, K7, Hommage a Tidiane Anne) => ndiakhass #
   former backing vocalist for several Senegalese musicians, like Baaba Maal and Youssou N'dour
   discography: 
lydia_gaertner
3.Mapenda Seck - Bass Sama Xarit (K7, Takussanu Ndakarou) #
   brother of Thione Seck*
4.Mass N’Diaye - unknown title (1996, K7, Betou) #
   former singer with Tropical Jazz De Dakar
5.Maty Thiam Dogo - Daje Woorul (2000, K7, Santati Serigne Fallou) =>  ndiakhass #
   former member of 'Ouzettes', the singers behind Ouza
   discography:
lydia_gaertner
6.N’Dongo Lô - Serigne Fallou (2005, K7, Weet) #
   very popular singer, who just 30 years old died unexpectectly 2005.Jan,
   200.000 people were present during his funeral ceremony in the holy town of Touba
   biography:
musiques-afrique
   discography: lydia_gaertner
7.Salam Diallo - Yarou (K7, Yamassa)
   former member of the band of Omar Pene, solo playing in the 'Tassou' style,
   a combination of spoken word, sabar and tama
8.Secka & le Royal Band de Thiès - Ki La Nekh (2000, K7, Jomba Gnaw) =>  ndiakhass #
   band formed in 1972 in Thiès, some 70 kms east of Dakar
   biography:
musiques-afrique
9.UCAS Jazz Band de Sedhiou - unknown title (unknown K7) #
   band probably founded in 1959*
   1st.album available at
wrldsrv / a compilation at likembe

Notes:
#even more/other K7s posted at ndiakhass.blogspot
*more info and/or listing of various K7s/LPs/CDs at natari's senegal page

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Tinariwen-20170729_Juicy Beats Dortmund

Seems starting up again is a little more difficult than expected. So after some 3 weeks after previous post, herewith a real new upload.
Tinariwen 2017.Jul.29 at Juicy Beats Festival in Dortmund, Germany
A recent performance byTinariwen, the Tamasheq band with dry sand in their guitars and rhythms like driving camels (two steps ahead, one step back, and so on, but always slowly going ahead).

The funny thing from this recording is that the female singer seems to be living since some time in Germany and speaking the language of the audience, pretty good even!! The show is recorded by Cosmo Live, that is the former Funkhaus Europa Live, from which in the past I've posted several live recordings. No further 'talking' by me, here's the music for all of you!!



Tinariwen-20170729_Juicy Beats Dortmund - FHE

Setlist: 1.Assul - Intro / 2.Kel Tamashek / 3.Nazagh Ijbal / 4.Chet Boghassa / talk by female singer / 5.Azawad / 6.Group Adagh / 7.Tamatent / 8.El Ghalem / 9.Tifawt / 10.Talyat / 11.Aymana / 12.Ittus / 13.Assawt / 14.Sastannaqquam / 15.Chaghaybone

Source: Cosmo Live from 2017.Aug.25 (it's actual playlist)

More media for Tinariwen at Juicy Beats 2017:


PS: Somebody asked for the BBC recordings from April, the splitting of those m4a files takes more time, for me at least (splitting, listening back, correct splitting, etc.). So this is in the pipeline, but before completion, the posting of this Cosmo recording seemed the best thing to do.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Nigerian Grits from Hungary

After a longer than planned summer break, back at the controls of Mangue Music. No new upload yet, just a quick post presenting an interesting thing I encountered this summer.

Buzadara by Dubem K x TboySimple


I'm not into electronic/dance music at all, but this one sounded from the first hearing so sympathetic, that I like to show it to you. It's by some Nigerian boys studying at a university in the east of Hungary, a country currently not known for it's friendliness towards foreigners. Nevertheless this song seems to be a big hit there (over 1 million YT views), they even played at the famous Sziget Festival a few days ago.

Explaining the title: BÚZADARA (hungarian) = GRITS
Curious for the word in Nigerian languages...

No discography, as far as I know this is their first musical production, they have some more videos at their youtube page.
Here's an interview with the boys in Nigerian/English with Hungarian subtitles.

quote: "I think that somebody, who writes racist comments, isn't leading a happy life"

PS: happy to see back in blogosphere LIKEMBE!!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

VA-Everyone's World from Andy Kershaw

As a follow-up to previous posts about John Peel, it seems a nice idea to remember his death exactly 12.5 years ago with a similar post put together from recordings from Andy Kershaw's show on BBC Radio 1. They were real pals, shared the office and for some time their radiohsows were directly behind each other (first Kershaw followed by Peel, including sometimes humorous handing overs in between the shows).
Andy Kershaw and John Peel having a picnic - source: ipswichstar
(together they shared a cramped, chaotic office for 12 years)

VA-KERSHAW's Everyone's World

Tracklist:
  • Cheb Khaled - Hada Raykoum (ALGERIA)
  • Four Brothers - Mukadzi Wepiri (ZIMBABWE)
  • Freddy de Majunga et Master Mwana Congo - Vien Dance (CONGO)
  • Youssou N'dour - Live TV (SENEGAL)
  • Sadio Kouyate - Madiou Bana (MALI) - more at wrldsrv
  • Alan Namoko and Chimvu Jazz - Chibali (MALAWI)
  • Kade Diawara - Bele Bele (GUINEE)
  • Modibo Kone - Njanjaran Fole (IVORY COAST MALI)
  • Blama Guita Brahima Guitar* - Djembena Jarabela Jon Bena Djarabíla (GUINEE IVORY COAST)
  • Modibo Kone - Sigi Kadjo (IVORY COAST MALI)
  • Sexteto Munamar - Vengan Vengan (CUBA)
  • Franco et OK Jazz - Cha Cha Cha (CONGO)
  • Ambassadeur International - Saly (MALI)
  • Gueatan System - Zolo (IVORY COAST) incl.talk about natari
  • Madinda Solo (UGANDA)
  • Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh - Kairaba Jabi (GAMBIA/SENEGAL)
Tracks in order of broadcasting, most from local K7s and incl.interesting talk by Andy Kershaw
Note:* who knows more (anything at all) about the mysterious Blama Guita, please leave info in the comments

UPDATE - Corrections and additional info from NGONI comments:
Blama Guita = Brahima Guitar (from Ivory Coast), found two album by him (both without the posted song):


Enjoy the Show, and don't forget:
'Everybody is from this World,
and the World is Everyone's'

Oumou Sangaré - 2009.Apr.22 - BBC Session

As promised some more Music from Mali recorded by the BBC.
Oumou Sangare 2009.Apr.24 at Later... with Jools (BBC TV)
Sessions by Oumou Sangare in early 2009 for the promotion of her album 'Seya'.

Listen to Sounsoumba (session)


SANGARE-20090422 - Session 6music BBC

BBC 6music Session, 2009.Apr.22: 1.Donso / 2.Mogakele / 3.Sounsoumba
source: repeat 2017.Apr.22 BBC 6music - Live Hour
really like these stripped down versions.......

BBC TV - Later... with Jools, 2009.Apr.24: 1.Sounsoumba / 2.Seya
source: video of the show (ZDF rebroadcast)

And when searching the BBC for more details about the 6music session, which btw I couldn't find, I came across a 1991 radio program with an interview with 'Malian Singer Oumous Sangari'(sic). In that same show was also an interview with 'Griot singer Fanta Damba', included both in the download.

For the discography check this previous post about Oumou Sangare.

Watch some recent performances:


Looking forward for the new album, to be released in May............

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Tinariwen - 2017.Mar.07 Live in Liverpool

Quick post.

Tinariwen 2017.Mar.07 (source: kin2kin.co.uk)
Just found that the concert by Tinariwen 2017.Mar.07 at the Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool can be listened to for about a month at the BBC Radio 3 Website (till 2017.May.21).

Here it's available: World on 3 (2017.Apr.21)

The page includes full setlist and some background info, before the show itself there is a good introduction by Andy Morgan (former manager of Tinariwen).

ENJOY!! Recommended while eating a fresh one!!

PS1: when the show can not be listened to anymore on the BBC site, I'll post the full concert, incl.interesting talk, here at Mangue Music (similar like Orchestra Baobab earlier)
PS2: soon to follow more/other Malian Music from the BBC

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Namgyal Lhamo - 2010/13 Live & Session NL

Now let's fly over to a place not covered before on Mangue Music, and where probably no mangos are growing, but with inspiring music: Tibet.
Namgyal Lhamo - live bringing music from Tibet

Namgyal Lhamo - The Nightingale of Tibet

summary from www.musicwords.nl/papyros~artist~Lhamo, Namgyal_en.html
Namgyal Lhamo was born in 1956, the year of the Chinese invasion of Tibet, just across the Tibetan border in Nepal at the foot of the Kanchen Junga mountain range. She grew up in a pure Tibetan environment where all religious, social and cultural traditions still prevailed. Her father was highly respected by all ethnic groups and had a long term vision to develop the community while preserving the traditions. Education was key for him, so Namgyal was sent to school at an early age.
In the early 1970s Namgyal’s father ran into trouble with the Nepalese authorities and army, as his house had been a natural stop for any Tibetan fleeing from Tibet over the passes west of the Kanchen Junga. For safety reasons his daughters were sent to India in the care of the Tibetan government in exile.
There in Dharamsala they were selected to join the Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts (TIPA, set up by H. H. the Dalai Lama). Starting at a very young age, Namgyal Lhamo trained for over fourteen years under the great masters of Tibetan Opera and Classical Music. She went on to become the star performer of the TIPA and travelled over India and the world. Her interpretations of the Nangma and the Toeshe, Tibetan opera and classical songs from the 17th century, have been universally acclaimed and she is popularly known as 'The Nightingale of Tibet'. Through this passage she stepped into the tradition of the various kinds of classical and folk music of her country.
Namgyal Lhamo performs solo and is accompanied on stage by her voice, the Tibetan lute (Dranyen), sometimes the flute or dulcimer and her independent spirit.
Since the 1980’s Namgyal Lhamo lives in the Netherlands, still pursuing the mission to preserve Tibetan culture and traditions through her music. She acted as extra in the Hollywood production ‘Seven Years in Tibet’, and was the leading figure in the Dutch documentary ‘Seven Dreams of Tibet’.
Next to her music and acting she is running the Tibetan restaurant 'de Werfkring' in Utrecht, recommended if you're in the neighbourhood and looking for a nice place to eat.

Listen to her live in 2010:


LHAMO-NAMGYAL-2010/13 - Live and Session NL

2010.Dec.03 - Dutch Jazz & World Meeting, Melkweg Amsterdam
stelist: 1.Jhola Tashi - Auspicious Song (5:00) / 2.Amaleho - White Crane (3:05) / 3.Shyel Kyishokpa - Crystal Wing (2:45) / 4.Shigatse - Folk Song from Shigatse (2:05)
broadcast: PRX, Hear the World 2011, Program p14 (by rnw, Hilversum, North Holland)

2013.Sep.20 - ConcertZender - Acoustic Roots Session
setlist: 1.Om Mani Padme Hum (mantra) / 2.Acho Soetop (listen mr.Soutop) / 3.Amaleho (white crane) / 4.Shyel Kyishokpa (crystal wings) / 5.Gya Nagpo Ta (black chinese horse) / 6.Nima Lhasa (a day in Lhasa) / 7.Relpa Thungso (celebrating Milarepa) / 8.Chang Gana / 9.Pangye Metok (meadow flowers)
broadcast: ConcertZender 2013.Sep.20 - Acoustic Roots


Discography

2000: Voices from Tibet - with Gang Chenpa (CD, Papyros)
2003: Songs from Tibet (CD, Papyros) rereleased by World Music Network
2007: Pure (CD, Silk Road)
2007: The Enchanted Land (CD, Silk Road)
2009: Highland Supernova [Silk Road, cancelled album?] "Paradise Lost" posted 2008.Aug
2012: Musical Offering 1 - Anthology of Tibetan Songs (CD, Papyros)
2015: Musical Offering 2 - Anthology of Tibetan Classical Songs (CD, Papyros)

Things to read, listen and watch

  • 2007.Sep: interview - worldmusiccentral
  • 2008.Mar: opening gala Woman's Film Maker's Festival, Cretéil, France - youtube
  • 2008.Aug: Paradise Lost videoclip - vimeo [for cancelled album?]
  • 2008.Dec: interview in The Statesman - republished tibet.ca
  • 2012.Dec: Tongni - Emptiness - prayer for His Holiness - Vrije Geluiden - youtube
  • 2012.Dec: Nima Lhasa - a day in Lhasa - Vrije Geluiden - youtube
  • 2012.Dec: Relpa Thungso - birth of Milarepa - Vrije Geluiden - youtube
  • 2013: interview on VoA Tibetan - youtube [sorry no subtitles...]