A great overview of Senegalese music in the first few decades of independence – work that represents an amazing transformation in styles, and which has gone onto become some of the most influential African work of the 70s! The collection starts out in relatively rootsy territory – music that often trips along gently with spare percussion, guitar, and vocals – as well as kora and saxophone parts too. But as the years move on, the groups get tighter, and possibly more influenced by non-Senegalese musical elements – picking up elements of funk, jazz, and other African rhythms – all filtered into tightly grooving tunes with a very sharp edge! As with other volumes in this collection, the set features notes on the culture and music in both English and French – and a total of 30 tracks that include "Senegal Senegal" by Orchestra Baobab, "Ade" by Xalam, "Wallou" by Guelewar Band, "Aminta" by Labah Sosseh, "Thiely" by Star Band, "Irando" by Ensemble Lyrique Sorano, "Laagia" by Samba Diabare, "Nieti Abdou" by Ndiaga Mbaye, "Bambo Bodian" by Lalo Keba Drame, "Santa Barbara" by Super International Band, "Jankaake" by Star Number One, and "Saraba" by Ifang Bondi. © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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