Bana Maquis —
Leila ... CD Dakar Sound (Netherlands), 1990s. Used ...
Rousing soukous from Tanzania! Throughout east Africa Congolese rumba remains a major force, Dar Es Salaam, in particular, has long been a hotbed for those Cuban-tinged sounds and the great Bana Maquis represents one of the best contemporary exponents of the tradition. Singer and band leader ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A perfect title for this beautiful little record – given the shining, sparkling tone that Sekou Diabate gets from his guitar! The album's got a warm, intimate feel – just lead acoustic guitar, backed by a bit of bass and rhythm guitar – on a set of long, stretched-out tracks that ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Some of the greatest and most intense sounds ever produced by modern Senegal! The short-lived Etoile 2000 splintered from the popular Etoile de Dakar in 1979, led by the piercing muezzin-like singer El Hadji Faye and the singular, Hendrix-loving electric guitarist Badou N'Diaye. On a handful of ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
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Horoya Band —
Paya-Paya ... CD Dakar Sound (Netherlands), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ...
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Damn! Killer grooves from one of the hottest and most popular bands of Guinea's golden era! The syncopated polyrhythms are funky, the hot wah-wah guitar cosmic, the tight horn charts punchy, and the group vocals hypnotic. The tracks here are tighter and hit harder than the work of other Guinean ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD