Tuesday, 6 December 2016

More from Les Filles de Illighadad

Les Filles de Illighadad with additional guitarist on the interview bench
Here's all from Les Filles de Illighadad at the 'Le Guess Who?' festival in Utrecht, NL, 2016.Nov

More from the Le Guess Who? (2016.Nov) at VPRO Vrije Geluiden
here's the special festival page (vpro.nl with links to all recordings), with a.o. special recomendations by mangue music to:

More other music soon,       promise       really

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Les Filles de Illighadad - 2016 Nov 12 Utrecht

Back again with a quick post (only 2 songs) about Les Filles de Illighadad live recorded and a little while later broadcasted yesterday (yeah yeah yesterday) at the Le Guess Who Festival in Utrecht, NL.
Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger)
Les Filles are a female duo from a village in Neger, never heard of them before, and when I heard this recording today, I was floored, so absolutely needed to post this now. Here's the info from the festival:

Fatou Seidi Ghali and Alamnou Akrouni reside in the tiny village of Illighadad, Niger.
Fatou plays the tende, and an old blue guitar, slightly bent because of the extreme weather. She is one of only two Tuareg female guitarists. Together with her cousin, vocalist Alamnou Akrouni, they strip Tuareg music from all progressive leanings, right back to its bare essence.
Various Western African artists have expanded the Tuareg-blues movement on a global scale, but rarely have these soul-purging sounds resonated so candidly and emotively. This is communal music poured straight from the heart, performed to comfort the sick, to entertain the people and to blend in with the radiant ambience of the environment. Les Filles de Illighadad will play a total of three times at Le Guess Who?, marking the first time Fatou and Alamnou tour outside of their homeland.
source: Le Guess Who website

Filles-Illighadad-20161112_Utrecht (2 songs)

setlist: 1.acoustic song (les filles duo) / 2.electric song (les filles duo with additional musicians)

In between the songs the DJ talks about the girls, that they were for the first time outside of Niger and stayed at the home of Andy of The Ex, who had to explain them how a toilet functions.


If for some reason it doesn't work for you and/or you want to have the recording yourself, make comment with Email and I'll take care that you can hear it.

More about Les Filles:

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

John Peel's World of Music #2 (12 years)

Half a year ago (plus 1 day) I made a post about John Peel, and now again I missed yesterday's John Peel Day (2004-2016.Oct.25).
This time with just one day, caused by personal chaotic circumstances*. So here is now for you all:

John Peel's World of Music #2

1.tracklist again in the download (only)
2.for who likes the surprise track at the end, let me know through the comments (without revealing the artist) and I might have something special for you

*reason also for the postless weeks since last one, but from now on I'll try one weekly post minimum...

Enjoy the Show, and don't forget:
'Our Globe is Everybody's
and the Only One We Can Floss!'

Wednesday, 5 October 2016


Following up the previous post, a quick dip into the archive brought me this wonderful concert recorded in RASA, Utrecht by the ConcertZender.
Bassekou Kouyate & N'goni Ba avec Tamikrest (2013.Jan.31, RASA Utrecht)

Sahara Soul - A night of Malian music

2013.Jan.31, RASA: Bassekou Kouyate with Ngoni Ba & Tamikrest (in this page are also some videos from both groups, as promos for the Malian night)
Google translation: Sahara Soul pays homage to Mali plagued by a devastating instability. Two contemporary groups share the stage to hear a united voice from the musically rich West African country: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba and Tamikrest. Bassekou comes from South Mali and is rooted in the Mamana tradition. Worldwide it is known the museum instrument the ngoni, the predecessor of the banjo, to rock a lot. With his new album "Jama Ko" he says, "You may be rich or poor, Muslim or Christian, let's get together and enjoy ourselves."
From the north, near the borders of Algeria, get the Tuareg of Tamikrest. Their hypnotic blues is inextricably linked with a revolutionary spirit.


audio not splitted up into individual tracks, so the following parts:
1.concert Bassekou Kouyate (63:25) / 2.N'goni Ba avec Tamikrest (11:00) / 3.Tamikrest (7:32, short part of concert)
source: broadcasted by ConcertZender World Music Night (2014.May.04, Night)

petition: keep RASA Utrecht open

Just came across the news, that a very nice music venue, RASA in Utrecht could get in trouble caused by losing their financial support from the government/municipality. I remember having been there several times, especially a concert by Oumou Sangare in the 1990s springs up in my mind. They always have a nice programming there with artists from all over our globe.
I'll check in my archive if I can find any recordings made in RASA and if so will post it. In the meantime any of you wanting support a good global music venue, please check this link to a petition - https://petities.nl/petitions/i-support-rasa?locale=en. If you sign-up to this (as I just did), you will be supporting a manguetique cause.
Just noticed in their program that 'Trio da Kali' from Mali will be playing there in 10 days time, wish I could go there, but will just have to do with this video:

Longer video of this available at the BBC

Friday, 30 September 2016

Various Mali from K7s (2006)

Follow up of the Guinee K7s radio show, here the one with Mali K7s, which actually was broadcasted by the ConcertZender one week earlier.
mangos for sale en route Bamako - Segou (1992, Mali)
As music from Mali is more known (than from Guinee), there's more info about the artists to find on the interweb. Included the basics in this post with links to more, hope everything provided is correct, if not just let it be known in comments to this post.

Listen to Ramata Diakite live at Montreal Jazz (audio from promo video)


Full Tracklist

1.Salif Keita - Bees (1993, K7, Sirga)
    Sirga K7 (1993, SOS Albino productions) Malian release of "L'Enfant Lion OST"
    Salif Keita discography on
    full K7 on YouTube: a1 / a2 / a3 // b1 / b2 / b3 (thanks Falilou Ndiaye)
    about the film L'Enfant Lion (Sirga): info / trailer
2.Djene Doumbia - Maniamba (1984, K7, Pure Tradition)
    born in Kankan, Guinee, grew up in Ivory Coast in a family of griots,
    recorded and performed concerts with both Salif Keita and Mory Kanté
    'Pure Tradition' was recorded in 1984 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    Djene Doumbouya YT channel - Djene with Sadio Orchestra at bandcamp
3.Djeneba Traore - Don Foly (2001, K7, Djon Mine)
    born mid 1970s in Bamako, got musical teaching from her father,
    recorded 'Djon Mine' K7 with Moussa Kone former guitarist with AFT
    (old) info from mali-music:
4.Kandia Kouyate - Mansa Youman (1994, K7, Sa Kunu Sa)
    born 1959(?) in Kita, Mali, became 'ngara' or mastersinger after a long career,
    which seemed to end in 2004, when she suffered a stroke,
    but in 2015 she recorded and returned with a
new album
    biographies: afropop / wiki
5.Mama Draba - Alla Sanouman - 2006 Kedo K7
    born 1968 in Mali in griot family, married with kora player Ballaké Sissoko,
    member of his group Mandé Tabolo (short portrait on
6.Ami Sacko - Mogo Ti Dja Be Ye - 2002 Mali Denw K7
    from Segou, Mali, at the age of 15 she started her musical career by entering
    the competition “Young Discoveries from Ségou”,
    she is married and performs with n'goni player Bassekou Kouyate
    biography at
7.Coumba Sidibe* - Namarato - 2001 Mansa K7
    born in 1950 in Koninko, Mali, died 2009 May 10 in New York
    sung from the age of 7, became in 1977 a member of 'Ensemble Instrumental
    National du Mali', was their first singer to represent folkloric material from
    her native Wassoulou region, later she started her own group Le Super Mansa
    de Wassoulou, which for some time included a young Oumou Sangaré*
8.Ramata Diakite - Yan Mogo - 2000 Confirmation K7
    grew up in the Wassoulou region in southern Mali, her aunt Djénéba Diakité*
    asked Ramata to sing backing vocals on her debut K7
    in 1996 her own debut K7 was a best seller and she became a star in Mali
    2009 Oct 30, after a year-long battle with Hepatitis A, she died in Burkina Faso
post about Ramata's passing / remembering Ramata / discography

note: * Wassoulou singers with tracks on The Wassoulou Sound - Vol.1 / Vol.2

Bien Sure! Il y a des
Mangues Crues en Mali!!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Various Guinee from K7s

Originally I started with a compilation K7 from Guinee, so let's continue with more from that country with tracks by various artists issued on local K7s.

my favourite postcard ever - Danseur Acrobate Peul (1993, Guinee)

In 2006 the ConcertZender radiostation broadcasted a K7 only show about Guinee, I could catch the stream. Have listened to it many times, while trying to gather background info about the artists presented. Well unfortunately there isn't too much on the global interweb, so in this post give you everything I know.

Listen to Sona Tata Conde - Mama Rose (K7)


Full tracklist:

01.Fatima Kandia Sylla - Bomboe (unknown K7) - no info some minimal info
      acc.comments from NGONI and on YT she has died (several years ago);
      to remember her two other lovely tracks: Béréboré / Sabar (rec.source unknown)
02.Kaniba Ouele Kouyate - N'lalila (unknown K7) - two K7s listed at natari
      born in Niagassola, Guinee, now living in Mali;
      her father is the caretaker of authentic mythical balafon of Soumaouro Kanté
      more info in the book Mande Music pg.144-145 (and note 77)
03.Kerfala Kante - AJ VD (1996, K7, Fara Fina) - bio at musiques-afrique
      former member of Tropical Djoli Band, solo since 1992 with 'L'Oiseau de Sankara' K7
04.Papa Diabate - Moussolou (K7, Mossolou) - no info
05.Sona Tata Conde - Mama Rose (K7, Wara Soneya) - short bio at wikipedia
06.Sona Tata Conde - Djeneba (K7, Wara Soneya) -  old info from radio-kankan
07.Sekouba Fatako Kouyate - Kosida Boko Ala (K7, Guigol Djama)
      one of the singers on 'Les Leaders de la Guinée - Various Artists' (2001, CD, Syllart #96125)
      died 2011.Jul.10 in Labe, see 
08.Yaya El Bangou - Dicko (2000, K7, Wo Koberato!!!) - no info
09.Les Espoirs de Coronthie - Bombo Naturelle (2002, K7, Patriote) - bio at musiques-afrique
10.Les Espoirs de Coronthie - Arabama  (2002, K7, Patriote) - their facebook page
      tracks not on detail discography, so must be from debut "Patriote" (2002, K7, self produced)
      hugely popular with their "tradi-moderne" music, hailing from Coronthie district of Conakry
11.Aminata Kamissoko - Ambition (K7, Ambition) - acc.rootsworld from Mali

NOTE: also played Ibro Diabate with L'Islam, NOT included here as previously posted on manguemusic see ibro-diabate-allah-nana-k7-1994

Profiter de la musique! Toujours MANGER


PS: same radio station did similar K7 only shows about other African countries....
....and if anybody knows more, has info, about artists and/or K7s, please comment....