African Road Tracks Part 1

by Djibril Ba, Dialy Saho

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African Road Tracks is a two part album recorded in Senegal during a 4 month stay playing with traditional musicians, kora players, riti, calimba, gongoma, balafon players. It mixes West African traditional music, soundscapes, sound processing, guitar and harp guitar music.

All the kora music is played by traditional griots, a legendary caste of musicians said to have mystical powers.

This first part has no intervention by me, I do not play in these recordings nor did I alter them, they contain almost no edition and are pure traditional kora (a 21 string double harp) Mandinka music and riti (like a one string viola) Poular music as it is played today.

The last two songs show contemporary african kora music and song by Babou Diébaté.

* 50% of earnings are given to the tradicional musicians and their families, the other 50% is used to further support our ongoing musical collaboration.

credits

released June 9, 2014

Riti and voice: Djibril Ba
Kora and voice: Dialy Saho
On the road recording: Daniel Santos Diébaté
* Artwork by Madouba

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