CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

Takamba (with bonus 7-inch)

LP (Item 593927) Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, 2011 — Condition: New Copy
LP & 7Inch
Out Of Stock

LP, Vinyl record album


5.00 32

A really wonderful document of of the Takamba style of music in Northern Mali and Niger – passionate, energetic and hypnotically performed by Ali Ag Amoumine! Ali's home is in Timbouctou, a couple hundred kilometers upriver from the Takamba region, and it was here that this excellent recording by Christopher Kirkley took place. It's essentially traditional regional guitar music, electrified and played in droning, wholly entrancing patterns, while the rhythm is played on the calabash. The songs here are described as being informed by Ali's travels and including his own compositions, and it does have inimately personal feel, while also pulling us in strictly on the basis of the soaring, hypnotic sounds. Includes "Adernibah", "Khomeissa", "Fatimatou", "Damara", "Kalitay", "Hali Diallo", "Taliat Nouhirase", "Nouvelle Annee" and "Mali". (Includes a bonus 7-inch with the non-album tracks "Amidinine" plus "Hali Diallo".)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sahel Sounds, 2014. New Copy
Very cool contemporary work from Mali – music that's a lot more electric and beat-oriented than other sounds you might already know from the scene – but still served up in a style that's nice and stripped-down too! There's a mix of electricity and organic acoustic elements that almost ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mississippi/Little Axe, Early 60s. New Copy
Beautiful work from Ti Paris – a Haitian guitarist who works here in a relatively stripped-down setting – usually just his voice and acoustic guitar, light percussion, and occasional chorus vocals! The approach is quite different than later Haitian music we know – and has this ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ammalele
Mississippi/Little Axe/Domino Sound, 1976. New Copy
One of the rarer Ethiopian recordings we've heard from the 70s – and one of the most compelling, too! The sounds here are just as haunting as more familiar Ethiopian music, but also have a nicely unbridled feel too – almost a bit rough at times, especially in the way the rhythms unfurl ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, New Copy
Field recordings of Western Sahelian guitar music – recorded by Christopher Kirkley from 2009-2011 – and an evocative aural trip to the region, courtesy Sahel Sounds and Mississippi! Like the other great Sahel Sounds release, it's beautifully done – and impeccably well recorded ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mississippi/Domino Sound, 1960s. New Copy
Seminal sounds from SE Rogie – one of the most important palm wine artists to emerge from Sierra Leone in the 60s! Rogie sings in this wonderfully fluid style alongside his well-plucked guitar – which rings out with these bright tones that really illuminate the lyrics, but also ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A heavy helping of Ethiopian grooves – pulled from the later volumes of the legendary Ethiopiques series, and served up here on a unique vinyl collection! The tunes are a nice mix of some of the best Ethio styles of the early 70s – and include a few standout funky numbers, plus some ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Afelan
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2012. New Copy
Haunting Tuareg guitar from Mdou Moctar – an artist who's got a really fuzzy, freaky sort of vibe – a lot more psychedelic than some of his contemporaries on the West African scene! This recent recording has a really timeless feel – with the guitar right out front, in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Musique Mondiale/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing mix of modes from the Super Djata Band – a record that has deep Malian roots in the rhythms, but which also offers up some key electric touches on guitar – served up here with plenty of lead solos from Zani Diabate! And when we say "lead", we don't mean the kind of ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Inner Fire (with bonus CD)
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy
Easily the best work we've ever heard from the Souljazz Orchestra – a set that pushes their sound way past their Afro Funk-styled roots – into a realm of spiritual sounds that really live up to their name! The jazz component is even stronger than before – really wonderful ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



Top