Awesome Tapes From Africa - Kiné Lam Sunu Thiossane 2

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Kiné Lam Sunu Thiossane 2

Face A
Mame Thierno
MBaarmi
Kor Leer
Lebu

Face B
Deuram
Sourang MBeri
Wakh Baakhoul
Souma Sagnone

Whoa, thanks to Christian for this idyllic journey into the complexity of mbalax. It can be a bit off-putting to some listeners. But spend a little time with recordings like this and you’ll see why mbalax causes intensely thoughtful disturbances across Dakar and the rest of Senegal. The forceful rhythmic precision, the effusive vocal outbursts and the brilliant lilt of it all reveal layers of meaning amidst the seeming-chaos. I for one am looking forward to unearthing further swagged out moments on this tape. There appear to be many.

via Awesome Tapes From Africa

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