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octubre 31, 2019

Derek Gripper - Libraries on Fire - 2016

Guitarist and composer Derek Gripper has forged an impressive career merging classical music with African folk traditions. Libraries on Fire (2016) is the second work dedicated to versioning themes of the great African masters of the kora.

The musician, based in Cape Town, began to stand out in 2001 with the Sagtevlei ensemble, a collaboration with jazz accordionist and trumpeter Alex van Heerden and a string quartet. The deconstructions of the group on South African music began to be known, stylistically, as "New Cape", a style that Gripper followed in his first release as a solo guitarist a year later. Over the next decade, Gripper continued to explore the limits of classical guitar both for himself and for other works by Sagtevlei. He also made an inspiring collaboration with the Indian board master Udai Mazumdar, being one of his pieces adapted by the acclaimed string ensemble Kronos Quartet.

The album One Night on Earth (2012) meant a new stage in his career by adapting the complex music of the kora (21-string African harp) for solo classical guitar. His transpositions of works by Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré and other teachers have had a spectacular reception. Even music legend John Williams said he thought it was "absolutely impossible ... until I heard Derek Gripper do it", and Toumani himself was so impressed that he invited the guitarist to collaborate with him in Mali.

This second album, Libraries on Fire, takes its title from a famous West African saying that "when a griot dies, it's like a library is burning." Recorded in one afternoon by Simon Ratcliff at the Sound and Motion Studios in Cape Town, Derek Gripper performs nine other pieces of kora, six of them from Toumani Diabaté's repertoire.

The results are, once again, spectacular, both in terms of technical brilliance and musicality. He also adds compositions by Ballaké Sissoko (from At Peace, 2012) and Amadou Bansang Jobarteh (member of the great dynasty of the kora of the Gambia) to his project, to create an African repertoire for classical guitar, being tremendously instructive to delight in his shots along with the original versions of kora. "Lampedusa," for example, was first heard on the 2014 album Toumani & Sidiki, and it sounds like Gripper doesn't miss a single note, despite the six strings of his guitar he plays in front of. at 42 that result from the two koras of Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté. Impressively wonderful.

01. Duga (Sekou Batourou Koukaté)
02. Lampedusa (Toumani Diabaté / Sidiki Diabaté)
03. Miniyamba (Toumani Diabaté / Sidiki Diabaté)
04. Salama (Toumani Diabaté)
05. Bafoulabe (Toumani Diabaté)
06. Si Naani (Toumani Diabaté)
07. Maimouna (Ballaké Sissoko)
08. Korobali (Toumani Diabaté)
09. Alfa Yaya / Anna Magdalena (Amadu Bansang Jobarteh / Derek Gripper)

octubre 25, 2019

Nadah El Shazly - Ahwar

Nawa Recordings present Ahwar, the debut album by Nadah El Shazly. Starting out singing Misfits covers in a local punk band, then moving on to producing her own electronic tracks and making a name for herself in Cairo's underground scene, Nadah El Shazly's backstory is not that unusual. Her debut album on the other hand, is an entirely unexpected story. Two years in the making, Ahwar (Arabic for "marshlands") is an otherworldly record, not unlike an abstract mythological story-tale.

Opening with the mangled and filtered vocals of "Afqid Adh-Dhakira (I Lose Memory)", like an alien dream, the drones of a bowed double bass lead the listener into a drum groove that lays the groundwork for El Shazly's sultry and captivating presence. The Arabic prose lingers over interjections of slap-back delayed guitar twangs and an avant-garde arrangement of dissonant winds, horns, and seemingly random drum fills, ending with an eerie soundscape that wouldn't feel out of place in a giallo classic. Composed, written, and produced by El Shazly herself in collaboration with The Dwarfs Of East Agouza's Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi on co-composition and arrangement duties, the album was crafted across two continents, between Canada and Egypt, and features the crème of Montreal's contemporary-classical and improvised music scene, most of whom are members of Shalabi's own Land Of Kush ensemble.

In between El Shazly's five original tracks, the listener is treated to an abstract conversion of Sayyid Darwish's classic "Ana 'Ishiqt (I Once Loved)". El Shazly's haunting vocal floats over broken kalimba and harp arpeggios which slowly intertwine with a free, bowed double bass improv to nestle within the breaks between Younes Al-Qadhi's early 20th century verses of love and betrayal. More than that, it is difficult to really describe, but imagine the worlds of Nico, Björk, and Annette Peacock with the Arabic language as their mother tongue, re-approached through acoustic avant-jazz harmony and re-constructed with a dash of Kamilya Jubran's modern styling of Arabic maqam and you may be somewhere close. Recorded and delicately mixed through miles of analog cabling by Thierry Amar and mastered by Harris Newman, the album is adorned with the surrealist artwork of Egyptian artist Marwan El-Gamal and designed with custom typography by Egyptian designer Valerie Arif.

1. Afqid Adh-Dhakira (I Lose Memory) 04:39
2. Barzakh (Limen) 08:19
3. Palmyra 05:09
4. Ana 'Ishiqt (I Once Loved) 06:34
5. Koala 07:04
6. Mahmiya (Protectorate) 06:08

octubre 24, 2019

Lindigo - Mile Sek Mile - 2014

Lindigo is a music group from Reunion Island, a French overseas department in the southwest Indian Ocean. Malayan group founded in 1999, is directed by Olivier Araste, his singer, originally from Paniandy

01. Intro
02. San Palto
03. Voila
04. Moral De Listwar?
05. Cimendef
06. Tany Be
07. Fomba Gasy
08. La Kaz Zaza
09. Mile Sek Mile
10. Doulvede
11. Maloya Man
12. Pourquoi Pas?
13. Vel Has
14. La Kazamwin
15. Rano
16. Mile Sek Mile Roots
17. Frisson

octubre 24, 2019

Gigi with Material - Mesgana Ethiopia

Recorded live on July 25, 2009 at Festival Glatt & Verkehrt, Krems, Austria/Produced by Bill Laswell and Giacomo Bruzzo.

 Baty (4:28)
    Gudfela (5:38)
    Shema (6:51)
    Mata Mata (7:42)
    Shemum Mune (8:11)
    Tizita And Zerafewa (10:58)
    Ethiopia (6:56)
    Zomaye (6:11)

Baty by Gigi w Material on Grooveshark

Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw (vocals)
Bill Laswell (bass)
Abegasu Shiota (keyboards)
Hamid Drake (drums)
Aiyb Dieng (percussion)
Dominic Kanza (guitar)
Steve Bernstein (slide trumpet)
Peter Apfelbaum (tenor sax, flute, percussion)
Alemayehu Fanta (mesinko, vocals [6])

octubre 24, 2019

Msafiri Zawose - Uhamiaji

Tanzania’s Msafiri Zawose has been one of the biggest slept-on musical forces from the region. That’s about to change with the imminent arrival of a new album that will redefine the boundaries of gogo music. 

The Wagogo people are his traditionally nomadic tribe from the center of Tanzania, known for their musicality and made famous by Hukwe Zawose - Msafiri’s father, who toured the world as a part of Peter Gabriel’s Real World roster in the 80s and 90s. Working with Santuri East Africa, the much respected platform that has been responsible for some of the most interesting collaborations coming out of East Africa in recent years, the son continues his eminent father’s journey. 

In August 2016, Santuri traveled to Bagamoyo on the Tanzanian coast with SoundThread’s Sam Jones, whose recent works with Orlando Julius and remixes for Mugwsia International and Sarabi have been rapturously received. 

Laying down the foundations of the album over two weeks, Zawose and Jones developed a working relationship that was highly charged - their mutual respect for each others talents allowing them to work through difficult periods - hewing the raw materials into the hypnotic, revelatory material shared here. The process was never easy, but Msafiri was driven to explore new forms for traditional music, much as his father had with 2002’s experimental collaboration with ambient / electronica producer Michael Brook on the album Assembly. 

The tracks assembled here have been created within a deeply collaborative process, primarily in person, and then via endless back and forth online between Jones’ studio in London and Zawose’s compound in Bagamoyo. Set to be completed in London in November when Msafiri visits the UK, the music here remains profoundly gogo, but is infused with a organic electronic aesthetic brought about by Jones’ exceptional production and feeling for textures. The tracks give off a borderless feeling, soaking up influences from across the globe - an afro-futurist journey that takes in dub, balearic, ambient and electronic vibrations alongside Zawose’s hypnotic playing and emotive, plaintive vocals. 

  1. "Nzala Urugu"
  2. "Pole Pole"
  3. "Chibitenyi"
  4. "Nosaga"
  5. "Kunyemo"
  6. "Mbeleko"
  7. "Tamaduni"
  8. "Tusife Majanga"
  9. "Mazingira"
  10. "Mdara"
  11. "Mashariki Ya Mbali"
  12. "Malugaro"
  13. "Hali Halisi"

octubre 23, 2019

Mighty Mo Rodgers & Baba Sissoko - Griot Blues

Mighty Mo Rodgers is a recognized artist a legend of the American blues. He has won many prestigious music awards in the United States and Europe. Mighty Mo Rodgers is a world-class musician whose music is like a breath of fresh air in the world of blues and R&B music.

Mighty Mo Rodgers won many awards: "The Handy Awards" for his album "Blues Is My Wailin 'Wall", (1999); "Living Blues" nominated for the contemporary blues album "Red White and Blues"; "Trophees France Blues" declared him the best international artist for 2001 and 2002; the best composer award (2003); "CHIC De L'Annee" gave him the best blues artist name (2007).

Baba Sissoko is the owner of a great voice and a master of tamani drums from West Africa, as well as many other instruments (ngoni, guitar, drums, balafon, kalabas, sildrum, kamalengoni). His exceptional sensitivity to the musical expression of other musicians led him to collaborate with music stars from around the world such as Salif Keita, Ibrahim Ferrer, Habib Koite, Youssou N'Dour, "Buena Vista Social Club" and many others. Baba Sissoko belongs to a dynasty of Griot Malian singers who possess and transmit the archaic tradition.

Mighty Mo Rodgers - vocal, keyboards
Luca Giordano - guitar
Walter Monini - bass guitar
Pablo Leoni - drums
Baba Sissoko - ngoni, tamani, vocal, guitar

01. Shake 'em Up Charlie (4:09)
02. Mali To Mississippi (3:37)
03. Nalu - Mother (3:24)
04. Donke   Dance (4:53)
05. Demisenu - Children (2:10)
06. The Blues Went To Africa (3:49)
07. Djeli - Griot - Storyteller (3:47)
08. Drunk As A Skunk (3:29)
09. What Is The Color Of Love (3:58)
10. Mo Ba (3:51)
11. Griot Blues (4:38)
12. Kalimba #12 (0:51)

octubre 23, 2019

Boubacar Traoré - Dounia Tabolo

Boubacar Traoré (* 1942, Kayes (Mali) is a well-known singer, lyricist and Malian guitarist. Also known as Kar Kar, "he who bargains too much" (in bambara, one of the Malian languages), in reference to his way of playing to football: "a nickname I have since I was young, when people shouted" kari, Kari "(haggle, haggle), the name stuck to me".

Traoré began to be known for the first time in the early 60s, when songs like "Kar Kar Madison", "Sunjata", "Kayeba" and "Mali Twist" did not stop playing almost every day on the radio. He had begun to play the guitar in a self-taught way and had developed a unique style, a mixture of American blues, Arabic music and kassonké, a traditional music style of his native region.

He became a superstar in Mali and a symbol of the once again independent country (see History of Mali). His songs were very popular and used to appear on the radio. However, since he did not make recordings, and neither did he pay rights to musicians, he was very poor and had to do odd jobs to survive.

1. Dounia Tabolo 6:53
2. Ben De Kadi 5:45
3. Yafa Ma 5:24
4. Kanou (Kanga Keniogon Fe) 7:13
5. Mousso 4:34
6. Dis Lui Que Je L'Aime Comme Mon Pays 7:43
7. Badialo 3:43
8. Duna Ma Yelema 5:34
9. Je Chanterai Pour Toi 5:23
10. Maciré 6:53
11. Narena 4:43
12. Askia Mohamed 5:14
13. (Bonus) Dis Lui Que Je L'Aime Comme Mon Pays (Radio Edit) 3:47

octubre 23, 2019

Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh - Lekhfa الإخفاء

Lekhfa is the creation of Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca and Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, three legendary musicians who came of age in 1990s Cairo. Decades later, the three trailblazing musicians, each having paved their way through the alternative Arabic music scene, have united to create a stunning new album. A rapturous combination of extraordinary musical talent and creativity, Lekhfa gives birth to an off kilter sound where layers of grit and beauty intertwine in and around the dystopian poems of their contemporary Mido Zoheir, whom they’ve dubbed the fourth ‘member’ in this creation, and one of the most talented Egyptian poets of their generation. 

1. Kont Rayeh 
2. Nefsif Akli 
3. Ekaa Maksour 
4. Mathaf Fonoun El Ghesh 
5. Mazzikaw Khof 
6. El Shahwa Wel Soaar 
7. Teskar Tebki 
8. Woshoush El Leil 
9. Makonsh Wakoun 
10. Ayez Awsal

octubre 22, 2019

Diron Animal - Alone

Born and raised in the Angolan ghetto of Cazenga, the instrumentalist's new album, now based in Portugal, is a melting pot of musical styles and cultures.

"I come from tribal music," says Diron. "I had a traditional music group, then I moved to a Capoeira group where I was a main run and played batuque. At that time I also began to introduce Hip Hop and Kuduro styles. Then I mixed Kuduro with Hip Hop and Kuduro with Rock. Now I am making music for all people and all ages. ”

With a foot firmly established in its ghetto roots, the album is a personal exploration: "Cazenga is a place where many Angolan dances were invented, where children roam barefoot and without food, but can transform their struggles into creativity," says Diron.

This movement and fight is the core of the new album. Traditional African styles combined with the frenetic style of electronic music in Portugal culminate in a vibrant, energetic and rhythmic record that deals with both adversity and positivity.

1. Kema 04:07
2. Ghetto Ghetto 04:03
3. Love Family 05:08
4. Oxala Kuanbote 04:20
5. Don't Stop 03:27 
6. Diculo 02:30
7. Bitch My Love 03:01
8. NCrazy feat. Spoek Mathambo 03:21
9. LM 04:17
10. Help 04:08

octubre 21, 2019

The Nile Project - Jinja

The Nile Project is a laudable initiative towards Pan-Africanism: artists from eleven countries through which the river passes and its tributaries meet annually to teach courses and raise awareness about the need to take care of it. A round idea and a musical wonder, because it reaches moments of an absolutely amazing intensity and rapport.
The project, sponsored by the Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and the Ethiopian singer and cultural activist Meklit Hadero, began in January 2013 when 18 artists from Egypt, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan met to develop a collaborative creative process It lasted 10 days. The result was Aswan (2013) where the successful trajectory that these and these ambassadors and diplomats of music were already expected. The group of interpreters goes on a tour of the world to spread the ecological and intercultural message, an event that in 2016 they take advantage of to record Jinja (2017) in Uganda, where the sources of the Nile are located.
Beyond the feeling of brotherhood that it promotes, the band's music is attractive precisely when they reproduce their union values, when the traditions of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda ... (and their respective instruments) are integrated or alternated throughout of the same piece. A harmony that sounds surprisingly accessible even to the western listener, despite the diversity of musical instruments, aesthetics, styles and languages. The themes are composed of the performers in six languages. The voices of the Egyptian Dina El Wedidi, the Ethiopian Selamnesh Zemene (component of Ethiocolor), or the Sudanese Alsarah spectacularly star in this mega-musical project, also highlighting the versatility, energy and great voice of Burundian Steven Sogo.
01. Inganji - feat. Sophie Nzayisenga and Selamnesh Zemene
02. Allah Baqy - feat. Dina El Wedidi and Sarah Abunama-Elgadi
03. Ya Abai Wuha - feat. Selamnesh Zemene
04. Omwiga - feat. Micheal Bazibu
05. Uruzi Nil - feat. Steven Sogo
06. Dil Mahbuby - feat. Dina El Wedidi and Mohamed Abozekry
07. Tenseo - feat. Jorga Mesfin, Mohamed Abozekry and Selamnesh Zemene
08. Marigarita - feat. Sophie Nzayisenga, Hany Bedair, and Selamnesh Zemene
09. Biwelewele - feat. Steven Sogo
10. Mulungi Munange - feat. Micheal Bazibu, Sophie Nzayisenga and Steven Sogo

octubre 21, 2019

Orchestre Les Mangelepa - Last Band Standing

Orchestre Les Mangelepa was formed in July 1976. Mangelepa extensively toured East and Central Africa and are known for their spectacular stage shows. A search for quality instruments brought the Congolese band Orchestre Baba National to Kenya in 1975.

However due to domination by members of the older generation in the orchestre Baba National Band, a group of young and vibrant members led by Bwamy Walumona, pulled out and formed their own band- Orchestre Les Mangelepa, in order to express a more youthful sound. Thus, Les Mangelepa, an orchestra that prides in quality ageless music was born on the first day of July 1976. The band quickly gained popularity in Nairobi. In the same year of the Band’s formation Jack Gerchun, an Israelite restaurant owner being impressed by their stage frolics accepted the band to frequently perform at his restaurant.

In the subsequent years they held performances at Garden Square, Alliance Club and also toured Kenya. However the band was never too keen to devote themselves fully to live performances and so they concentrated on practicing and recording music. To date the band has recorded more than 13 albums. In 1979, after Idi Amin’s reign Les Mangelepa were called to perform at Lugogo Stadium to establish peace and tranquility among Ugandans but shortly into the performance, the crowd became chaotic disrupting the performance. Being an Ochestra, Les Mangelepa is equipped with top vocalists, guitarists, Drummers, pianists and tenor & alto saxophonists. Having being around for over 30years, the band carries a taste of the past into the present while pressing on to appeal even in the future.https://www.musicinafrica.net/directory/orchestre-les-mangelepa

1 Kanemo 9:07 
2 Malawi zikomo 9:59 
3 Mbungu 9:47 
4 Maindusa 9:21 
5 Nyako konya 10:18 
6 Suzanna 7:35 
7 Mimba 8:48 
8 Ma lilly 9:28 

octubre 20, 2019

Vieux Farka Touré - Samba - 2017 - Mali

When the producers of Woodstock Sessions, a hybrid / live recording series in Saugerties, NY, asked Malian guitarist and vocalist Vieux Farka Touré to stop in 2015, he didn't have enough time to make it happen. Intrigued, he promised to return the following year. Keeping his word, the result of that incredible session is now Touré's new album, Samba.

Samba's ten songs are new. Given Touré's natural musical curiosity, the mix of Malian blues and songs of praise, funk, reggae and rock make this his most mature and rounded effort to date. The live element, where Touré stands out as an interpreter, shines on all tracks, although the band stopped when they wanted to change something. This was not your average performance.

"It was not a regular study session or a concert," Touré says. "I was somewhere in between. We were recording the album, but we had an audience of about fifty people in the room with us. The audience understood that it was to witness the process of recording an album, not to present a concert in a studio, which was very good because we had the energy of a live concert with the quality of a studio recording. It was an interesting idea, but I didn't know how it was going. Fortunately everything was perfect. There was a great atmosphere there for the session and we were able to capture this unique energy for the album. ”

Touré fans will rejoice over the quality and energy of this fantastic album. His solos are exceptional. The hypnotic grooves that his band creates allow him to let go with a sense of ease and grace.

Samba means "second born", his place in his family, which of course went to the legendary Mali artist Ali Farka Touré. While many cultures grant the first position of a family to the firstborn, he is the second child who is often conferred with power in the tradition of Touré. "Samba is one that never breaks, that never runs from threats, that is not afraid," Touré says. "It is said that Samba is blessed with good luck."

In recent months, Touré has traveled through Australia and China to spread its energetic and magnificent evolution of the Malian blues. Now he is returning to where he built his name, with tours in the United States and Europe planned for 2017.

octubre 16, 2019

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - 2008 - 2014 - 3 Cds

Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti (born 11 January 1983, Lagos, Nigeria), commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, and the youngest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father's former band Egypt 80.

Seun and his brother Femi are the two commercially successful musical offspring of the late Nigerian afrobeat innovator Fela Kuti. Seun has one younger sister who used to sing in his band. At the age of nine Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. [Citation needed] A short while later Seun started performing with his father and the band. Since then, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father.

After Fela had died in 1997, Seun, then only 14 years old, became the lead singer of Egypt 80. While in school Seun had to choose between a career in music and one in African Football. His 2008 debut album, Many Things, was produced by Martin Meissonier, who had already produced two albums for his father.

About three quarters of the current Egypt 80 line-up consists of musicians that not only played with Fela Kuti, but often were arrested and harassed alongside the founder of the Afrobeat movement. Live sets consist of both new material and originals from Seun's father. Since during his lifetime, Fela Kuti had never performed any songs live on stage which he had recorded in the studio, this is the first chance for many long-time fans to enjoy classics like Shuffering and Shmiling, Colonial Mentality and Army Arrangement in a live setting. A new studio album called From Africa with Fury: Rise was released on 5 April 2011. It was recorded in London, produced by Brian Eno, John Reynolds and Seun himself.

Seun Kuti is featured in Calle 13's song "Todo se mueve" (Everything Moves), on their 2010 album Entren los que quieran.

He participated actively in the Occupy Nigeria protests against the fuel subsidy removal policy of President Goodluck Jonathan in his native Nigeria, in January 2012. Seun Kuti is an atheist.

 Many Things

1 Think Africa 6:49
2 Don't Give That Shit To Me 9:21
3 Many Things 8:01
4 Fire Dance 8:09
5 Mosquito Song 7:23
6 Na Oil 8:09
7 African Problems 5:01

                               From Africa With Fury: Rise

1 African Soldier 5:16
2 You Can Run 5:37
3 Mr. Big Thief 7:38
4 Rise 7:05
5 Slave Masters 7:45
6 From Dem Eye 6:56
7 The Good Leaf 6:12

                               A Long Way To The Beginning

1 IMF 5:00
2 African Airways 5:12
3 Higher Conciousness 7:34
4 Ohun Aiye 5:17
5 Kalakuta Boy 6:40
6 African Smoke 6:49
7 Black Woman 8:52

octubre 11, 2019

Carmen Souza - Creology - 2017

Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal return to the road with Creology, twelve musical stories in which jazz is not lacking, the hallmark of the artistic couple. The new work baby of the African Railway project where Souza and Pascal join the Mozambican percussionist Elias Kacomanolis to musically tour the old Portuguese colonies in Africa.

Creology has several meanings; one linguistic, which is the study of Creole languages, and another philosophical that comes from the word create, but with the reasoning of the Greek logos. It also has to do with mixing new influences with old traditions, something that is very important to us, ”explains the Lisbon-born Lisbon-born Carmen Souza.

Personal – Carmen Souza: lead vocals, acoustic piano and guitar; Theo Pascal: double bass, electric bass, percussion and background vocals; Elias Kacomanolis: drums, percussion and background vocals; Featured Guest – Zoe Pascal: drums and percussion.                                       

1: Ligria; 2: Senhorinha; 3: Upa Neguinho; 4: Pretty Eyes; 5: Mon di Deus; 6: Xinxiroti; 7: Tud Tem 1 Razão; 8: London Light; 9: Kem Ka Tem Cabeca; 10: Homem Musica; 11: Escuta Moçambique; 12: Creology.

Visit his website: http://www.radiominorias.com/
octubre 10, 2019

Sierra Leone´s Refugee All Stars - Radio Salone - 2012

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are one of the best and most creative African bands of what we have been of the century. Radio Salone is nothing more than the confirmation that this group, formed as a result of the drama, has become a true band that represents that light, that optimism and that vital philosophy inherent to the African people that Western people lack.

Formed in 1997 in the Kalia refugee camp in Guinea-Conakri, with guitars donated by a Canadian association, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars is a moving story from the beginning. The band began, under the baton of Reuben M. Koroma and Francis John Langba (to whom they dedicate this last album) as a way of delivering a small hope to the people fleeing the ruthless civil war of their country. So the group means hope, but also fun and musical freshness.

His previous work, Rise & Shine (Cumbancha, 2010) was already a work that knew how to combine, as few, the sounds of West Africa with reggae. With this third album, they mature, strengthen and explore that musical proposal as never before. Their casual encounter as refugees, initially, led to the sound suitcases carried by each member were very different, which makes the sound of the band so be. Hence, soukous (African rumba), soul, maringa and the typical African polyrhythmia, are naturally, fluid and prodigious with dub or classic reggae.

On Radio Salone they sing in krio (Salone refers to Sierra Leone in their mother tongue) among other languages ​​and, to finish seducing us, they pay homage to the radio, which they say was their connection to the musical world in the pre-era Internet. Thanks to all that, a concoction that tastes like soukous, dub or reggae destined for dancing has emerged, just as the sounds of the Sierra Leone waves were in the 1970s.

If the strictly musical assumes that we are facing one of the albums of the year 2012, exactly the same happens at the production level. Radio Salone was recorded in Brooklyn under the production of Victor Axelrod, also known as Ticklah (responsible for the sound of artists such as Amy Winehouse or Easy Star All Stars), with a 16-track analog equipment and special microphones from the 70's, which they did not close during the recording sessions, thus inviting listeners to join the creative journey that those days involved.

So ... close the internet, turn on the radio ... and enjoy these wonderful people.

Tracks list:
01. Chant it Down
02. Gbara Case
03. Mother In Law
04. Goombay Interlude: Rain Come Sun Come
05. Reggae Sounds The Message
06. Mampama
07. Kali
08. Goombay Interlude: Papa Franco
09. Man Muyu
10. Toman Teti M´Ba Akala
11. Big Fat Dog
12. Goombay Interlude: Shake Your Body
13. Yesu Gorbu
14. Work It Brighter
15. Remake The World Again
16. Goombay Interlude: A´Salamaleichem