Sunday, 31 December 2017

Trio Da Kali - 2017.Sep.14 - Wuppertal, Germany

As written earlier today, now on to the last main dish of 2017 in the Land of Mangos. A concert recording by, the MAKERS of THE ALBUM of the YEAR, Trio Da Kali. In the autumn recorded, on their own, in a church in Wuppertal, Germany.

Trio Da Kali - promo picture
Trio Da Kali were in 2012 brought together as a griot 'super-group' by Lucy Duran, on behalf of the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI).
Virtuoso balafon player Lassana Diabate was a long-time member of Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra and has recorded with Salif Keita, Taj Mahal and many others.
Singer Hawa 'Kasse Mady' Diabate is the daughter of Mali's greatest traditional singer, Kasse Mady Diabate, and the power, range and phrasing of her voice led David Harrington (from Kronos Quartet) to compare her to the late queen of American gospel, Mahalia Jackson. "She even looks like Mahalia," Harrington noted.
Ngoni player Mamadou Kouyate is the eldest son of the instrument's greatest exponent, Bassekou Kouyate and also plays with his father in the band Ngoni Ba.
Long term collaborators, the artists aim to bring to the forefront neglected repertoires and performance styles of the griots, celebrating some of the African continent’s finest, most subtle and sublime music.



TRIO-DA-KALI-20170914_Wuppertal WDR3

setlist*: (intro) / 1. / 2. / (talk and interview) / 3.Kanimba / 4. / 5.Ladilikan / (talk and interview) / 6. / 7. / 8. / (outro)
* no setlist given, only sure titles named (additional titles appreciated)
source: broadcast 2017.Dec.28, Radio WDR3
Line-up: Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate - vocals / Lassana Diabate - musical director, balafon / Mamadou Kouyate - bass ngoni

More about Trio Da Kali:

  • Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet - Eh Ya Ye (videoclip) BRILLIANT!! Let's dance, who cares about the mud!!
  • interview Fode Lassana Diabate (video) - he plays his balafon effortlessly, like caressing the wooden keys with his mallets, goosebumps!!
  • Review Ladilikan - with Kronos Quartet (2017.Sep.14, The Guardian)
  • Interview Trio Da Kali (2017.Oct.20 - The Guardian)

Update 2018.Feb:

  • Concert 2018.Jan.21 at Musée du Quai Branly (Paris) available at arte.tv (watchable till 2018.Jul.20)

reminder, please don't never ever forget:

"il faut me pardonner - you must forgive me"

Bembeya Jazz National 1987 in London (review by John Peel)

Just came across this marvelous review of BEMBEYA JAZZ live 1987 in LONDON written by JOHN PEEL for the newspaper 'The Observer.' Thought this to be a nice starter before the last main dish of this year later today...


Young, Gifted and Black 

1987 July 26, The Observer, page 21, by JOHN PEEL

There are times - are there not - when the animal passions are so engaged that you cannot understand why the breath heaving from your flaring nostrils fails to set your shirt alight. We are talking here about sex.
I am not myself, I reluctantly admit, much given to or sought after for Hunnish practices - an estate agent attempting to interest clients in my oh-so-subtle charms might write something like 'Rural property in need of modernisation. Delightful views. Some damp.' But the music of Bembeya Jazz National, visiting the Africa Centre in Covent Garden from Guinea-Conakry last week, struck me as being impudently erotic.
You will, without doubt, recollect previous jottings on the subject of African music in these pages, how hardly a year passes in which we are not assured by some authority or other that the aforementioned African music is poised - I think that is the word they use - to make significant inroads into mainstream pop. It never happens, of course, and it never will, but during 1986-87 Zimbabwe's Bhundu Boys, followed by Jonah Moyo and the Devera Mgwena Jazz Band and Real Sound, have, in conjunction with a range of home-grown bands, made the less entrenched British audiences at least aware of the sound of African music by the simple means of playing it often and playing it well.
'African music' is clearly as meaningful or as meaningless as 'European music' or 'Asian music,' but there are common characteristics, principally and obviously a considerable but flexible rhythmic drive and an abundance of free-flowing electric guitar playing. At the Africa Centre, Bembeya demonstrated both of these characteristics marvellously well.
Bembeya Jazz National is, even by local standards, a well-established band. Sekou Diabate, known to admirers as Diamond Fingers, was adjudged Africa's best guitarist in 1977 and the equipe itself, if my translation of the French so recklessly employed on the sleeve of a recent LP is correct, has been at it since 1961.
Fielding two trumpets, a tenor sax, guitar, bass, rhythm guitar, drums and percussion, along with three singers decked out in sporty red-and-white matching outfits, Bembeya played to a disappointingly small crowd in Covent Garden. However, those in attendance were not down-hearted. The Guineans play music which has evolved, I am assured, from West African Mandinka rhythms and is called mbalax, a fact which I derived some obscure pleasure communicating to my radio audience, and as they do it and melody upon melody flows from the guitar of Sekou Diabate, the overall effect, as I shamefacedly suggested above, hits below the belt.
In Bembeya's music, as in all the best music whatever its source, there is a considerable sense of space. Rhythms are implied rather than relentlessly stated and somehow the listener's heartbeat seems to fill these gaps. Yet again the pages of my reporter's notebook remained unsullied as I closed my eyes and cursed my inability to dance. Is hypnotherapy a possible solution here?


Sekou Diabate from Bembeya Jazz playing
1987.Jul.08 in Melkweg, Amsterdam
(source:
gettyimages)

More about Bembeya Jazz and John Peel

info from peel.wikia.com/wiki/Bembeya_Jazz_National

John Peel has played at least two tracks by Bembeya Jazz in his radio shows (both just before the publication of above review):
  • 1987.Jul.14: Sukabe
  • 1987.Jul.22: Koumba Tenin
    both tracks from LP 'Bembeya Jazz National' (1986, Disques Espérance #ESP.8430)
note: recordings of both broadcasts only available at the British Library

Couldn't find exact date of concert, nor any pictures of it, so here a picture from a concert they did 1987.Jul.08 in Melkweg, Amsterdam.

To my knowledge no recordings of above concert made.
And personally still desperately looking for live recordings from Bembeya Jazz made in the 1980s...

The Africa Center in Covent Garden seems still going strong...


reminder, please don't never ever forget:

"il faut me pardonner - you must forgive me"

Atri N'Assouf - 2012.Nov.24 - Rasa Utrecht


Rissa Ag Wanaghli
Now to the country where the tragedy happened described some days ago.; from Niger (and France) here are: Atri N'Assouf

Biography 2009 by Sedryk
translated from tamasheq.net
Rissa Ag Wanaghli, originally from the mining town of Arlit (northern Niger) discovered the guitar in the late 80s, then perfected his apprenticeship with Abdallah Oumbadougou, in Tamanrasset, in 1993.
The following year, he created his first group in Libya, before returning to Niger in 1998 and integrating in Takrist n'Akal, Abdallah's orchestra. It is natural that he joins the Desert Rebel collective in 2006.
Now settled in Paris, Rissa has created the group Atri n'Assouf made up of Tuareg and French musicians, but also Burkinabe and Algerian, fruit of his meeting with the French percussionist Plume. The group's music is inspired by traditional Tamashek melodies and, more generally, by all of West Africa. A first album, "Akal", appeared in 2009, in which the singers of Tartit and Abdallah Ag Alhousseini (Tinariwen) took part.



ATRI-N-ASSOUF-20121124_Rasa Utrecht CZ

setlist: 1.Chagat / 2.Akal / 3.Adidinin / 4.Talgha / 5.Taiman / 6.Ille Ellan / 7.Taranin / 8.Eghaf / 9.Adjar / 10.Imitawan

all tracks: traditional, arrangement by Atri N'Assouf
line-up: Rissa Ag Wanagli - guitar vocals / Mama Walet Amoumine - vocals / Alain Plumeauzille - cajon / Ahmed Cisse - bass guitar / Hama Bilalan - electric guitar
source: radio broadcast 2014.Feb.28 - ConcertZender NL

More information about Atri N'Assouf:


reminder, please don't never ever forget:

"il faut me pardonner - you must forgive me"

Friday, 29 December 2017

Baaba Maal - 1992/2001 Session and Live BBC

Had a lot of other things to do today, so now just before diner, jumped behind the screen. Not many time, so just selected one out of my archive, which strangle I didn't post earlier:
Baaba Maal.

Baaba Maal 2001.Apr.29 at African Freedom Festival, London (source: Getty Images)

There's enough info and discographies to find, so leave that to yourselves to search around. I'm not sure what/where I heard first something from him, might be the 'Africa Never Sleeps' compilation or a track from his international debut 'Djam Leeli'. Anyway after hearing such music, you'll never forget his name and always check out something new coming from him. That has not always been to my taste, but the good ones I really liked a lot!!



MAAL-BAABA-1992-2001_Session and Live BBC

1992.Oct.24 - BBC Kershaw Session [session #3?]
setlist: 1.Hamady Boiro / 2.Ndelorel / 3.Toro / 4.Deliya
source: BBC Radio 3 - 1992.Nov.21 - Andy Kershaw

2001.Apr.23 - The Junction, Cambridge, UK
setlist: a1.Cherie // b1.Yoolelle Maman / b2.Miyaabele / b3.Allah Addu Jam
source: BBC Radio 3 - 2001.Apr.27*/Jun.08 - Andy Kershaw
note: * missing from Apr.27 broadcast the songs a2.Fanta / a3.Tiedo

Various Baaba Maal media:

  • Jamma Jengii (2001.May.04 - BBC TWO Later... with Jools Holland) - video brilliant!!
    to BBC: really only one song recorded?? WHY??
  • Musique Traditionnelle (Balade) - video unknown source 
  • Recent 2016.Nov (?) acoustic performance in Nouakchott, Mauritania (pt.1 - pt.2)

reminder, please don't never ever forget:

"il faut me pardonner - you must forgive me"

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Nooran Sisters - 2017.Sep.01 - BBC Radio

Now let's fly over to another par of our globe.

The Nooran Sisters from India 2017.Sep at BBC Radio Studios
The Nooran Sisters - Jyoti and Sultana - are a Sufi singing duo from Sham Chaurasia gharana of classical music.
The sisters were trained for 10 years by their father, Ustad Gulshan Mir, a renowned Sufi singer of the 70's. Music was an integral part of their childhood because of their grandmother, Swarn Noora. The family fell on very hard times after Swarn Noora died, it was very difficult to arrange food as well, to survive their father used to give music lessons. Although it took away him from Mir's music, it helped his family to pass the bad times.
When Sultana was seven and Jyoti five, he discovered their talent of singing. "They were playing, and in jest, singing a Bulleh Shah kalam they had heard from their grandmother, Bibi Nooran." As per Mir, they didn't miss any beat and sang professionally with tabla and harmonium.
Iqbal Mahal, a Canadian music promoter, discovered the sisters in 2010. They got the fame from the MTV Talent hunt series in India MTV Sound Trippin, with their song "Tung Tung", and later, MTV unplugged series, Coke Studio.
The sisters opened the evening with the rendition of "Allah Hoo"* and belted out popular Sufi songs, including "Dama Dum Mast Qalandar", "Jugni" and many others. They also sang some of Jagjit Singh's Punjabi songs, including "Long Da Lashkara" and "Mitti Da Bawa". -- summary from wiki

*version of Allah Hoo by Sain Zahoor see Awards for World Music Concert (2006)



NOORAN-SISTERS-20170901_Won3 Session BBC

2017.Sep.01: BBC Radio 3 World on 3 and Asian Network
1.Nooran Sisters - Yaar Di Gali (BBC Live Session)
2.Nooran Sisters - Jee Ve Sohaneya (BBC Live Session)
3.Mahalakshmi Iyer & Udit Narayan - E Ajnabi (from Dil Se... OST, Venus Records India)
4.Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Akhian Noon Chain Na Aawe - Sorrows, Vol. 69 (Star CD)
5.Nooran Sisters - Akhian Noon Chain Nah Awe - NFAK cover (BBC Live Session)
6.Nooran Sisters - Dam Dam Mast Qalander - NFAK cover (BBC Live Session)
note: in between tracks talk by World on 3 and Asian Network DJs, SPECIAL attention to the film Dil Se..., haven't seen it, but really want to and think can only highly recommended...

Discography

2015: Jindriye (digital track, Times Music, India)
2016: Jogan (digital track, Sony Music, India)
2016: Yaar Da Deewana (digital track, T-Series aka. Super Cassettes, India)
2016: Prince Ghuman feat. Nooran Sisters - Mahi (digital track, Saregama, India)

reminder, please don't never ever forget:
"il faut me pardonner - you must forgive me"

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

"il faut me pardonner - you must forgive me"

words to never ever forget

 
picture from Getty - The Washington Post

translation from article by Bram Vermeulen (Dutch correspondent based in South Africa)
source:
https://nos.nl/artikel/2209440-jullie-moeten-me-verontschuldigen-woorden-om-nooit-te-vergeten.html (incl.video report in Dutch, with some French words)

Not the seizure of power in Zimbabwe, even though it took 37 years. Nor the directed end of Jacob Zuma as party leader of the largest party of the largest economy on the African continent. The story of 2017 that stays with me the most was told to us on the floor of one of the ghettos in the caravan city of Agadez in Niger.
Thermo Amadou from Guinea and Diallo Mamdou Djulde told about the day when the Toyota Hilux left them and 23 others in the vast desert near the border between Niger and Libya. The driver had deviated from the route that smugglers have been using for decades between Agadez and the Libyan border.

On that route, since the beginning of the year, roadblocks and policemen had been trained by the European agency Eucap, which settled in Agadez to stop the migration to Europe. The consequence of this pressure from Brussels is that the smugglers now prefer the rough roads through the Sahara.
The driver of Amadou and his travel companion ran after a day of driving out of petrol. In order to get new fuel he would drive back to the official route, but with 25 migrants in the trunk, he would certainly be arrested. So you wait here, he said. "I'll be right back."
Most of them got out of the trunk. Thermo Amadou remained seated. Until Pappi, the muscled Congolese persuaded him to trust the driver. "Otherwise we will all die here." The driver never came back. They waited for him a full day.
Then they started walking. With two jerry cans containing 5 liters of water, connected to a rope that he has wrapped around his neck. Back to Agadez. Following the trails of the Toyota Hilux. On the seventh day the Senegalese Pap Djah broke down. "Leave me here," he begged the others. They had already carried him around on their shoulders for a day. "Il faut me pardonner", he said. "You must forgive me."
Thermo Amadou had never forgotten those words. "Il faut me pardonner". He sat on a stone in Agadez's ghetto, and next to him Diallo with hollow eyes. They were crying. They walked nine days to tell this story. Two others did not survive the walk back. They buried them in the Sahara sand.
While I listened to their story together with colleague and cameraman Sven Torfinn, I promised myself to never forget those words of the Senegalese Pap Djah. Every time migration from Africa to Europe is discussed again by policymakers, angry twitterers, and opinion makers in the talk showrooms far from Agadez. Those apologetic words from the Senegalese Pap Djah minutes before his death: "il faut me pardonner".


nobody never ever to forget the words
"il faut me pardonner - you must forgive me"
and we all try to find humane solutions
for the problems at the roots of above story!


Amadou & Mariam 2001/2005 Live in London

Another one before the end of the year, this music should do it well at each and every New Year's Party!!


Amadou & Mariam, the blind couple from Mali, live recorded in London in 2001 and 2005. Both from BBC Radio 3 broadcasts. Sometimes I have some reservations for them, may be that's why not posted here in the Land of Mangos before, BUT Amadou's guitar playing is always amazing and pulls me over.



AMADOU-MARIAM-2001-2005_Live in London-BBC

2001 November 20 - London, Momo
setlist: 1.Je Pense A Toi / 2.Baara / 3.Lahilala / 4.Poulo
bc: 2002.Jan.18 - Andy Kershaw (on BBC Radio 3)

2005 June 09 - Marquee Club London
setlist: 1.La Fete au Village (6.15) / 2.Fana (5.30) / 3.La Paix (4.50) / 4.Beaux Dimanch-es (3.30) / 5.Coulibaly (4.00) / 6.Kobena (6.00) / 7.Chantez Chantez (6.45) / 8.Toubalakono (7.30) / 9.La Realite (5.30)
bc.2005.Jul.16 - World Routes with Lucy Duran (on BBC Radio 3)
Recorded especially for the programme at the Marquee Club in London's Leicester Square. Was part of the BBC's Africa Lives season (in 2005...).

Discography Missing?

  • well just check the one here! enough?
    though I think even that one isn't complete,
    so promise to pull something together in future A&M posts...

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Jeri-Jeri & Mbene Diatta Seck - 2014.Jul.23 Festival Krems

Yes Yes, back in Mango Land again, 3rd day in a row, this time with some live music, good to sweat out yesterday's overload...


Info from the original FunkHaus Europa (name changed to Cosmo) broadcast:
Today Senegalese master drummers [mangue: sabar foli?] meet with a German producer: Berlin techno-legend Mark Ernestus presents the Senegalese project Jeri Jeri.
Poly-rhythmic grooves from the Sabar drums, the Tama talking drum and dry beats connect to a rough electronic acoustic trip in the savanne. Since a few years the legendary producer and Hardwax- engages himself with African music and a.o.remixed Konono No.1. In the case of Jeri-Jeri Ernestus doesn't try to beef up the music for an international audience, but to present the essence of the music.

Jeri-Jeri leader Bakane Seck (in 2013): "This project of course comes from Mbalax and Sabar, but we have something new, a lot of changes and ideas come from Mark [Ernestus]. In the beginning he just came to Dakar every few months to find the way how to go about this project. Then in addition to Jeri-Jeri, which is my family - a very big family of sabar drummers - many big musicians are playing in these recordings, but everybody was happy to work with Mark because he is bringing something very new that nobody has done here." -- more at npr-radio



JERI-JERI-20140723_GV Festival Krems FHE

Mark Ernestus presents: Jeri-Jeri & Mbene Diatta Seck
2014.Jul.23 - Glatt&Verkehrt-Festival, Krems, Austria
setlist:
1.Tukki / 2.Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh / 3.Sosseh / 4.Bamba / 5.Tukulor


Some Media:

  • Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh (2012, YT-video)
    Mark Ernestus presents JERI-JERI with Mbene Diatta Seck. Filmed in Kaolack, Senegal and Prince Arts studio (former Xippi) in Dakar.
  • Clips from releases to listen to at soundcloud

Discography

2012: Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh / Dub Dafa Nekh (12", Ndagga #ND-01)
2012: Xale / Xale Rhythm / Daguagne (12", Ndagga #ND-02)
2013: Casamance / Sama Yaye // versions (12", Ndagga #ND-03)
2013: Bamba / Walo // Bamba Version / Leumbeul? (12", Ndagga #ND-04)
2013: Gawlo / version // Lignou Mome / Ndeye Gueye (12", Ndagga #ND-05)
2013: 800% Ndagga (CD/LP, Ndagga #ND-06) recorded in Dakar, Paris and Berlin
2013: Ndagga Versions (CD/LP, Ndagga #ND-07) remixes/dubs of above album
2015: Yermande in 4 mixes (12", Ndagga #ND-21)
2015: Lamb Ji / Lamb Rhythm (12", Ndagga #ND-22)
2016: Walo Walo Version // Ndiguel Groove / WW Rhythm (12", Ndagga #ND-23)
2016: Yermande  (CD/LP, Ndagga #ND-25)

Monday, 25 December 2017

Manguetic Christmas - Manguetique Noël

Today a special post, no download, just a some musical wishes for you all to enjoy!
 


Manguetic Christmas - Manguetique Noël

 
Houghas Sorowonko - Groovy Christmas
vocals by Pee Pee Dynamite

Houghas Sorowonko - The Soul of Christmas
vocals by B.B.Boogaloo


original 7" issued in Ghana
(source: discogs.com)




audio sourced from (old)
VoodooFunk Blog
[merci, Frank]

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Amayenge - Peel Sessions 1988

Hello All, back on the Blog, sorry for the long wait.
Now we're in the festive season, so let me present you some festive music:

AMAYENGE (from Zambia)
Amayenge is a musical group that begun in Choma, Southern Zambia in 1978. They were initially known as the Cross-town Traffic, then The Crossbones before they picked up the name the New Crossbones.
Finally, over the years they came to be known as Amayenge ASOZA (Amayenge Sounds of Zambia). The word "Amayenge‟ is a Lenje name for a coming out dance for female initiation rites which suggest dance and
celebration. Kris Chali was one of the founders of the band and led the band to be the most successful band in Zambian Music history before he died on 2003.May.30. Amayenge is now managed by Frazer Chilembo. The
band continues to play in Zambia, in the region, Africa and beyond.

John Peel seemed to have discovered the band in the late 80's and saw Amayenge do a concert in Oxford with his son. On his show of 1988.Aug.01 Peel described the concert as a wonderful performance:
"Got to see them at the weekend: they were quite wonderful... Saw them playing in the South Park at Oxford, an abbreviated set by all accounts, but I had to leave before the end because our William wasn't feeling terrifically well, and we had a three-hour drive to get home with him in some pain, but he still didn't regret being there for a minute. It was a wonderful performance... Attila The Stockbroker was there, and a great number of other congenial people as well."
Amayenge were one of the few African artists to perform a session twice in one year for Peel's show. Both sessions were recorded while they were on tour in the UK in 1988.



AMAYENGE-1988_Peel Sessions

Session #1: rec.1988.Jul.05, bc.1988.Jul.12; rpt.1988.Jul.27 and 1988.Dec.27.
   1.Filiukotuleya / 2.Free Nelson Mandela / 3.Chibuyubuyu / 4.Munise Munise
   session released on The Peel Sessions (12" EP, 1989, Strange Fruit)
Session #2: rec.1988.Aug.??, bc.1988.Sep.06; rpt.1988.Sep.28
   1.Children Of Africa / 2.Madzela Madzela / 3.Mbikulo


More info at:
Note: strangly it's missing at the BBC pages dedicated to John Peel (hint, hint)
 
-- discography incl.in info file in the download --

Friday, 15 September 2017

Various Senegal from K7s (2006-2)


training of mango producers in the Sédhiou region (see tracknr.9)


This is a follow up of the, about half a year ago posted, K7s radio shows (Senegal-1, Guinee and Mali), which I catched again from the ConcertZender in 2006.

info from the radioshow:
For the African market cassettes are important - they are easy to duplicate and play. Musically it's interesting because often less concessions to Western tastes and pop influences are made. We go on a journey through a stack of cassettes from Senegal.

Listen to the unknown track by UCAS Jazz Band de Sedhiou


VA-SENEGAL-K7s_2006 CZ-2

Full Tracklist

1.Les Freres Guisse - Anta Majigen Ndiaye (2000, K7, Ndèye) => ndiakhass #
   three brothers Djiby, Cheik and Aliou Guissé from the Fouta Tooro area in the north of Senegal, their music is based on different rhythms of the Toucouleur
   biography: musiques-afrique
2.Fatou Laobe - Balamanse (2001, K7, Hommage a Tidiane Anne) => ndiakhass #
   former backing vocalist for several Senegalese musicians, like Baaba Maal and Youssou N'dour
   discography: 
lydia_gaertner
3.Mapenda Seck - Bass Sama Xarit (K7, Takussanu Ndakarou) #
   brother of Thione Seck*
4.Mass N’Diaye - unknown title (1996, K7, Betou) #
   former singer with Tropical Jazz De Dakar
5.Maty Thiam Dogo - Daje Woorul (2000, K7, Santati Serigne Fallou) =>  ndiakhass #
   former member of 'Ouzettes', the singers behind Ouza
   discography:
lydia_gaertner
6.N’Dongo Lô - Serigne Fallou (2005, K7, Weet) #
   very popular singer, who just 30 years old died unexpectectly 2005.Jan,
   200.000 people were present during his funeral ceremony in the holy town of Touba
   biography:
musiques-afrique
   discography: lydia_gaertner
7.Salam Diallo - Yarou (K7, Yamassa)
   former member of the band of Omar Pene, solo playing in the 'Tassou' style,
   a combination of spoken word, sabar and tama
8.Secka & le Royal Band de Thiès - Ki La Nekh (2000, K7, Jomba Gnaw) =>  ndiakhass #
   band formed in 1972 in Thiès, some 70 kms east of Dakar
   biography:
musiques-afrique
9.UCAS Jazz Band de Sedhiou - unknown title (unknown K7) #
   band probably founded in 1959*
   1st.album available at
wrldsrv / a compilation at likembe

Notes:
#even more/other K7s posted at ndiakhass.blogspot
*more info and/or listing of various K7s/LPs/CDs at natari's senegal page

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Tinariwen-20170729_Juicy Beats Dortmund

Seems starting up again is a little more difficult than expected. So after some 3 weeks after previous post, herewith a real new upload.
Tinariwen 2017.Jul.29 at Juicy Beats Festival in Dortmund, Germany
A recent performance byTinariwen, the Tamasheq band with dry sand in their guitars and rhythms like driving camels (two steps ahead, one step back, and so on, but always slowly going ahead).

The funny thing from this recording is that the female singer seems to be living since some time in Germany and speaking the language of the audience, pretty good even!! The show is recorded by Cosmo Live, that is the former Funkhaus Europa Live, from which in the past I've posted several live recordings. No further 'talking' by me, here's the music for all of you!!



Tinariwen-20170729_Juicy Beats Dortmund - FHE

Setlist: 1.Assul - Intro / 2.Kel Tamashek / 3.Nazagh Ijbal / 4.Chet Boghassa / talk by female singer / 5.Azawad / 6.Group Adagh / 7.Tamatent / 8.El Ghalem / 9.Tifawt / 10.Talyat / 11.Aymana / 12.Ittus / 13.Assawt / 14.Sastannaqquam / 15.Chaghaybone

Source: Cosmo Live from 2017.Aug.25 (it's actual playlist)

More media for Tinariwen at Juicy Beats 2017:


PS: Somebody asked for the BBC recordings from April, the splitting of those m4a files takes more time, for me at least (splitting, listening back, correct splitting, etc.). So this is in the pipeline, but before completion, the posting of this Cosmo recording seemed the best thing to do.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Nigerian Grits from Hungary

After a longer than planned summer break, back at the controls of Mangue Music. No new upload yet, just a quick post presenting an interesting thing I encountered this summer.

Buzadara by Dubem K x TboySimple


I'm not into electronic/dance music at all, but this one sounded from the first hearing so sympathetic, that I like to show it to you. It's by some Nigerian boys studying at a university in the east of Hungary, a country currently not known for it's friendliness towards foreigners. Nevertheless this song seems to be a big hit there (over 1 million YT views), they even played at the famous Sziget Festival a few days ago.

Explaining the title: BÚZADARA (hungarian) = GRITS
Curious for the word in Nigerian languages...

No discography, as far as I know this is their first musical production, they have some more videos at their youtube page.
Here's an interview with the boys in Nigerian/English with Hungarian subtitles.

quote: "I think that somebody, who writes racist comments, isn't leading a happy life"

PS: happy to see back in blogosphere LIKEMBE!!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

VA-Everyone's World from Andy Kershaw

As a follow-up to previous posts about John Peel, it seems a nice idea to remember his death exactly 12.5 years ago with a similar post put together from recordings from Andy Kershaw's show on BBC Radio 1. They were real pals, shared the office and for some time their radiohsows were directly behind each other (first Kershaw followed by Peel, including sometimes humorous handing overs in between the shows).
Andy Kershaw and John Peel having a picnic - source: ipswichstar
(together they shared a cramped, chaotic office for 12 years)

VA-KERSHAW's Everyone's World

Tracklist:
  • Cheb Khaled - Hada Raykoum (ALGERIA)
  • Four Brothers - Mukadzi Wepiri (ZIMBABWE)
  • Freddy de Majunga et Master Mwana Congo - Vien Dance (CONGO)
  • Youssou N'dour - Live TV (SENEGAL)
  • Sadio Kouyate - Madiou Bana (MALI) - more at wrldsrv
  • Alan Namoko and Chimvu Jazz - Chibali (MALAWI)
  • Kade Diawara - Bele Bele (GUINEE)
  • Modibo Kone - Njanjaran Fole (IVORY COAST MALI)
  • Blama Guita Brahima Guitar* - Djembena Jarabela Jon Bena Djarabíla (GUINEE IVORY COAST)
  • Modibo Kone - Sigi Kadjo (IVORY COAST MALI)
  • Sexteto Munamar - Vengan Vengan (CUBA)
  • Franco et OK Jazz - Cha Cha Cha (CONGO)
  • Ambassadeur International - Saly (MALI)
  • Gueatan System - Zolo (IVORY COAST) incl.talk about natari
  • Madinda Solo (UGANDA)
  • Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh - Kairaba Jabi (GAMBIA/SENEGAL)
Tracks in order of broadcasting, most from local K7s and incl.interesting talk by Andy Kershaw
Note:* who knows more (anything at all) about the mysterious Blama Guita, please leave info in the comments

UPDATE - Corrections and additional info from NGONI comments:
Blama Guita = Brahima Guitar (from Ivory Coast), found two album by him (both without the posted song):


Enjoy the Show, and don't forget:
'Everybody is from this World,
and the World is Everyone's'

Oumou Sangaré - 2009.Apr.22 - BBC Session

As promised some more Music from Mali recorded by the BBC.
Oumou Sangare 2009.Apr.24 at Later... with Jools (BBC TV)
Sessions by Oumou Sangare in early 2009 for the promotion of her album 'Seya'.

Listen to Sounsoumba (session)


SANGARE-20090422 - Session 6music BBC

BBC 6music Session, 2009.Apr.22: 1.Donso / 2.Mogakele / 3.Sounsoumba
source: repeat 2017.Apr.22 BBC 6music - Live Hour
really like these stripped down versions.......

BBC TV - Later... with Jools, 2009.Apr.24: 1.Sounsoumba / 2.Seya
source: video of the show (ZDF rebroadcast)

And when searching the BBC for more details about the 6music session, which btw I couldn't find, I came across a 1991 radio program with an interview with 'Malian Singer Oumous Sangari'(sic). In that same show was also an interview with 'Griot singer Fanta Damba', included both in the download.

For the discography check this previous post about Oumou Sangare.

Watch some recent performances:


Looking forward for the new album, to be released in May............

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Tinariwen - 2017.Mar.07 Live in Liverpool

Quick post.

Tinariwen 2017.Mar.07 (source: kin2kin.co.uk)
Just found that the concert by Tinariwen 2017.Mar.07 at the Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool can be listened to for about a month at the BBC Radio 3 Website (till 2017.May.21).

Here it's available: World on 3 (2017.Apr.21)

The page includes full setlist and some background info, before the show itself there is a good introduction by Andy Morgan (former manager of Tinariwen).

ENJOY!! Recommended while eating a fresh one!!

PS1: when the show can not be listened to anymore on the BBC site, I'll post the full concert, incl.interesting talk, here at Mangue Music (similar like Orchestra Baobab earlier)
PS2: soon to follow more/other Malian Music from the BBC

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Namgyal Lhamo - 2010/13 Live & Session NL

Now let's fly over to a place not covered before on Mangue Music, and where probably no mangos are growing, but with inspiring music: Tibet.
Namgyal Lhamo - live bringing music from Tibet

Namgyal Lhamo - The Nightingale of Tibet

summary from www.musicwords.nl/papyros~artist~Lhamo, Namgyal_en.html
Namgyal Lhamo was born in 1956, the year of the Chinese invasion of Tibet, just across the Tibetan border in Nepal at the foot of the Kanchen Junga mountain range. She grew up in a pure Tibetan environment where all religious, social and cultural traditions still prevailed. Her father was highly respected by all ethnic groups and had a long term vision to develop the community while preserving the traditions. Education was key for him, so Namgyal was sent to school at an early age.
In the early 1970s Namgyal’s father ran into trouble with the Nepalese authorities and army, as his house had been a natural stop for any Tibetan fleeing from Tibet over the passes west of the Kanchen Junga. For safety reasons his daughters were sent to India in the care of the Tibetan government in exile.
There in Dharamsala they were selected to join the Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts (TIPA, set up by H. H. the Dalai Lama). Starting at a very young age, Namgyal Lhamo trained for over fourteen years under the great masters of Tibetan Opera and Classical Music. She went on to become the star performer of the TIPA and travelled over India and the world. Her interpretations of the Nangma and the Toeshe, Tibetan opera and classical songs from the 17th century, have been universally acclaimed and she is popularly known as 'The Nightingale of Tibet'. Through this passage she stepped into the tradition of the various kinds of classical and folk music of her country.
Namgyal Lhamo performs solo and is accompanied on stage by her voice, the Tibetan lute (Dranyen), sometimes the flute or dulcimer and her independent spirit.
Since the 1980’s Namgyal Lhamo lives in the Netherlands, still pursuing the mission to preserve Tibetan culture and traditions through her music. She acted as extra in the Hollywood production ‘Seven Years in Tibet’, and was the leading figure in the Dutch documentary ‘Seven Dreams of Tibet’.
Next to her music and acting she is running the Tibetan restaurant 'de Werfkring' in Utrecht, recommended if you're in the neighbourhood and looking for a nice place to eat.

Listen to her live in 2010:


LHAMO-NAMGYAL-2010/13 - Live and Session NL

2010.Dec.03 - Dutch Jazz & World Meeting, Melkweg Amsterdam
stelist: 1.Jhola Tashi - Auspicious Song (5:00) / 2.Amaleho - White Crane (3:05) / 3.Shyel Kyishokpa - Crystal Wing (2:45) / 4.Shigatse - Folk Song from Shigatse (2:05)
broadcast: PRX, Hear the World 2011, Program p14 (by rnw, Hilversum, North Holland)

2013.Sep.20 - ConcertZender - Acoustic Roots Session
setlist: 1.Om Mani Padme Hum (mantra) / 2.Acho Soetop (listen mr.Soutop) / 3.Amaleho (white crane) / 4.Shyel Kyishokpa (crystal wings) / 5.Gya Nagpo Ta (black chinese horse) / 6.Nima Lhasa (a day in Lhasa) / 7.Relpa Thungso (celebrating Milarepa) / 8.Chang Gana / 9.Pangye Metok (meadow flowers)
broadcast: ConcertZender 2013.Sep.20 - Acoustic Roots


Discography

2000: Voices from Tibet - with Gang Chenpa (CD, Papyros)
2003: Songs from Tibet (CD, Papyros) rereleased by World Music Network
2007: Pure (CD, Silk Road)
2007: The Enchanted Land (CD, Silk Road)
2009: Highland Supernova [Silk Road, cancelled album?] "Paradise Lost" posted 2008.Aug
2012: Musical Offering 1 - Anthology of Tibetan Songs (CD, Papyros)
2015: Musical Offering 2 - Anthology of Tibetan Classical Songs (CD, Papyros)

Things to read, listen and watch

  • 2007.Sep: interview - worldmusiccentral
  • 2008.Mar: opening gala Woman's Film Maker's Festival, Cretéil, France - youtube
  • 2008.Aug: Paradise Lost videoclip - vimeo [for cancelled album?]
  • 2008.Dec: interview in The Statesman - republished tibet.ca
  • 2012.Dec: Tongni - Emptiness - prayer for His Holiness - Vrije Geluiden - youtube
  • 2012.Dec: Nima Lhasa - a day in Lhasa - Vrije Geluiden - youtube
  • 2012.Dec: Relpa Thungso - birth of Milarepa - Vrije Geluiden - youtube
  • 2013: interview on VoA Tibetan - youtube [sorry no subtitles...]

Monday, 3 April 2017

Various Senegal from K7s (2006-1)


mangos from Senegal
source: organic-market
As promised at the end of the previous post about Orchestra Baobab, more music from Senegal.

This is a follow up of the, about half a year ago posted, K7s radio shows (Guinee and Mali), which I catched again from the ConcertZender in 2006.

info from the radioshow:
For the African market cassettes are important - they are easy to duplicate and play. Musically it's interesting because often less concessions to Western tastes and pop influences are made. We go on a journey through a stack of cassettes from Senegal.

Listen to Assane Gaye with Mame Falou


VARIOUS SENEGAL K7s (2006-1)

Full Tracklist

1.Abdou Guite Seck - Yamale (2004, K7, Coono Aduna)
    Abdou Guite Seck played in the band Wock, in 2002 he started his solo carreer
    biographies: guiteseck / musiques-afrique / youtube 
    discography: guiteseck  (note: Coone Aduna K7 not mentioned)
    recent video channel of Abdou Guite Seck at youtube

2.Assane Gaye - Mame Falou (K7, Mandou)
    no info found
3.Assane Mboup - Walle Bagne (1997, K7, Nate-Yi)
4.Assane Mboup - Nate-Yi (1997, K7, Nate-Yi)
    great vocalist, has played with Orchestra Baobab (since 2001)
    biography incl.discography at afrisson 

    Nate-Yi K7 has been posted at awesometapes
5.Baaba Maal & Daande Lenol - Delli Delli (2004, K7, Farba)
6.Baaba Maal & Daande Lenol - Jamanu (2004, K7, Farba)
    website / biography / discography 
    many Baaba Maal K7s at ndiakhass
7.Coumba Gawlo & Souleymane Faye - Sey Dou Choix (2003, K7, Gawlo & Diego)
    born 1972 near Thies in a musical family,
    used to sing along at very young age with her mother Fatou Kiné Mbaye (see 11),
    recording is duo K7 with Souleymane Faye aka Diego
    biography
/ discography 
    Gawlo & Diego K7 at ndiakhass
8.El Hadj N'Diaye - Tokoroni - text in Japanese (K7, Siggi)
    biography / discography 
    Geej CD (incl.Tokoroni) available at albumtrad
9.Fallou Dieng - Jikoom (2004, K7, Licii Jamano)
10.Fallou Dieng - Sida (2004, K7, Licii Jamano)
    started singing with Lemzo Diamono around 1990,
    later went solo with his own band called 'le DLC' (= le Dakar Loisirs Club)
    biography
/ discography (last updated 2003)
11.Fatou Kine Mbaye - Dabakh (1991, K7, Touba Belel)
    mother of Coumba Gawlo (see 7), no further info found

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Orchestra Baobab - 2017.Jan.31 Live in London (DL)

As promised a month ago, when the Orchestra Baobab show can not be listened to anymore on the BBC player, I'll upload it here!!!
Mamadou Mountaga Koite of Orchestra Baobab at the Roundhouse, London.
Photograph: John Williams - Source: The Guardian

Orchestra Baobab - 2017 January 31 - London

Main Space - In The Round (+ Estée Blu as support act)
2017 sees the return of In The Round, a series of intimate performances staged in a rarely seen fully seated concert set-up at the Roundhouse. One of Africa’s great iconic bands, Orchestra Baobab create some of the world’s most sublime and truly distinctive music.
Formed in 1970, taking their name from the Dakar nightclub where they were resident, they fused Afro-Cuban rhythm and Portuguese Creole melody with Congolese rumba, high life and a whole gamut of local styles, kick starting a musical renaissance in their native Senegal, which turned the capital, Dakar, into one of the world’s most vibrant musical cities.
The band released dozens of recordings before disbanding in the mid-80s but it was their neglected 1982 album, Ken Dou Werente - which included many of their most famous songs, ‘Coumba’, ‘Ledi Njemme Mbodj’ and ‘Utru Horas’ - that became a cult-classic, re-released to huge acclaim by World Circuit Records in 1989 under the title Pirate’s Choice.
The band reformed in 2001 with encouragement from Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour and the following year released Specialist in All Styles, their first album in nearly 20 years.
In 2007 they released Made in Dakar, and now, nine years on, Orchestra Baobab are back in the studio recording their fourth album for World Circuit, which is set for release in Spring 2017.
With support from Roundhouse Resident Artist Estée Blu, a singer-songwriter who embraces genres such as Jazz and Gospel and champions authenticity and imagination through Neo- Soul and R&B. Often likened to Solange, Lianne la Havas and Corinne Bailey Rae, Blu equally brings her own style to Contemporary R&B.

1.BBC World on 3 introduction

Introduction to Orchestra Baobab as broadcasted on BBC before concert itself.

BAOBAB-20170131 - Roundhouse London BBC intro

tracklist: 1.Coumba (from Pirates Choice, rec.1982) / 2.On Verra Ca* (BBC World Routes rec.2001) / 3.Mouhamadou Bamba (from Bamba, rec.1980)

In between the music is interesting talk by the DJ and Lucy Duran (!) about Orchestra Baobab and background of the played songs.

*from World Routes (2001.Sep.01, BBC Radio 3)
Lucy Duran travels to Dakarto meet the Senegalese Orchestra Baobab, performing again for the first time since the 80s.
Earlier this year (2001) the legendary and seminal Senegalese salsa band Orchestra Baobab reformed, performing together for the first time since the 80s. The group, whose mellow sound rocked West Africa, is now recording a new album at the studios of African superstar Youssou N'Dour. Lucy Duran travels to Dakar to meet the band  and witness this historic event.
From 2001 playlist: On Verra Ca (traditional Mandinka Version) by Balla Sidibe (BBC recording)

2.BBC World on 3 The Concert


BAOBAB-20170131 - Roundhouse London BBC live

setlist: 1.Dee Mo Woor / 2.Amikitabay / 3.Fayincounko / 4.Foulo Kano / 5.Woulignewa / 6.Kharit Kharito / talk about 'Utros Horas' / 7.Utros Horas / 8.Magno Couto / 9.Ndiaga Niaw / talk about 'On Verra Ca' and 'Bulma Mine' / 10.Bulma Mine / 11.On Verra Ca / 12.Werente Serigne

again sometimes with some (interesting!) talk in between some tracks

More about Orchestra Baobab 2017


PS1: audio is the highest quality BBC stream I could directly catch (m4a-320-48Hz), so no converting and just splitted-up in individual track, ENJOY!!!!
PS2: for the usual discography, check this previous post about Orchestra Baobab
PS3: more Senegalese music to expected soon........

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cheikha Rimitti - 1989.March.10 - Rasa Utrecht

Let's go now way way up north to Algeria, where we can listen to the 'queen-mother of Rai-music'.
Cheikha Rimitti (source: i-cias.com/e.o/cheikha_rimitti.htm)

Biography of Cheikha Rimitti

source: i-cias.com/e.o/cheikha_rimitti.htm

Cheikha Rimitti (real name: Saadia al-Ghizania) was born 1923 in the village of Tessala (Algeria), she was an Algerian singer and songwriter, belonging to the Rai tradition.
Through most of her life she was a rebel, using her position to promote rights to Algeria's Muslim female population. Eventually, she changed her ways, and returned to the ideas of Islam on her older days.
Cheikha Rimitti, as known for her productions late in life, had a style of a deep voice and songs of little variation, but with suggestive music. Both using modern, Western instruments and traditional Algerian ones, like bendire, tar, gasbâ and gallal. Throughout her more than 50 years as a recording artist, she has published around 400 cassettes, 300 singles and a handful of CD's. She has written 200 songs, several recorded with other artists.
She had a second career starting in the 1990's, when her music was rediscovered by a new generation.
Cheikha Rimitti is one of the central figures of the development of Rai music, being considered the artistic mother of young Rai performers from the 1980's. Both Khaled and Rachid Taha has recorded tributes to her.
She had 4 children, all having returned to Algeria.

Timeline
1923 May 8: Born in the village Tessala, named Saadia al-Ghizania.
1920's: Saadia is orphaned, and has a hard childhood, never attending school.
1938: Joins a travelling music group, known as the Hamdachis, with whom she sings and dances.
1943: Moves to Relizane, where she writes songs and performs. She soon earns much fame from singing about tabooed subjects, like sex and alcohol.
1940's: Saadia's fame grows quickly across Algeria, she sings several times on the radio. She would soon take the artist name Cheikha Rimitti.
1952: Publishes her first record, which included the song 'Er-Rai er-Rai'.
1954: Becomes famous and infamous when releasing Charrak Gatta, challenging the the taboo of virginity for unmarried women.
1962: Algeria's Muslim population gets independence, and as part of the ethnic cleansing of Europeans, Cheikha Rimitti's music is also outlawed, accused of being influenced by French culture.
1960s: Moves to France.
1971: Injured in a car crash, while touring Algeria. She spends 3 weeks in coma.
1975: Performs hajj, and changes her lifestyle to a modest, Muslim-conservative one, quitting smoking and alcohol.
1980s: Moves to Paris.
1989-2006: Makes internationally released albums and performs on stages all over the world.
2006 May 15: Dies in Paris, France, from a heart attack.


Listen to 'Allo Allo' (live 1989)


RIMITTI-CHEIKHA-19890610 - Utrecht (VPRO)

trackslist:
0.N'ta Goudami - from 'N'ta Goudami' (2005, CD, Because #3109862)
Live 1989.March.10 with Sabri and Boualem (both on Gasbah-flute) in Rasa, Utrecht:
1.Allo Allo / 2.Charak-Gataa / 3.unknown title / 4.unknown title / 5.unknown title / 6.unknown title / 7.unknown title

source: Dutch VPRO Radio - 2006.Jul.31, Lost 'Takken' (#5) - repeat of 1989.April.27 show

Discography

1952-89: some 400 K7s
1989: Ghir al Baroud (CD/LP, Michel Levy Productions) [re-CD, 1996]
1994: Sidi Mansour (CD/K7, Absolute Records) [re-CD, 2006]
1994 (comp?): Les Racines Du Rai - Rai Roots (CD, Buda Musique)
1995: Cheikha [unreleased tracks from 'Sidi Mansour' album] (mini-CD)
2000: Nouar (CD, Sonodisc)
2001: Live - European Tour 2000 (CD, Sono)
2005: N'ta Goudami (CD, Because Music)
2005 (comp?): Hina Ou Hina (CD, The Intense Music)
Comp-1999: Aux Sources Du Rai ‎(CD, Institut Du Monde Arabe)
Comp-2000: Trab Music ‎(CD, Culture Press)
Comp-2000: L'Étoile Du Rai ‎(CD, Culture Press)
Comp-2001: Le World... Rai ‎(CD, Suave Records)
Comp-2006: Maghreb Soul - Rimitti Story 1986-90 ‎(2CD, Because Music)

Things to read/listen/watch:

Monday, 20 March 2017

John Chibadura & The Tembo Brothers - Peel Session 1989

Let's move again into Mango territory, this time way way down south the African to Zimbabwe to listen to John Chibadura with his Tembo Brothers (recorded in BBC Studios in the UK).
John Chibadura

Biography

rearranged to get a better chronology from original text by Fred Zindi, source www.herald.co.zw/what-happened-to-chibaduras-songs/

John "Chibadura" Nyamukokoko was born in 1957 in Guruve, Zimbabwe. His father and mother were itinerant farm labourers from Mozambique. In 1962, at the tender age of 5, John lost his mother and his father re-married a woman who was tough on John. Because he had a hard time with his step-mother, John was eventually forced to go to Centenary to live on a farm with his grandfather who was a talented mbira player. Unfortunately his grandfather also died 3 years later. From then on, John continued to live a nomadic life when he was passed from one relative to another.
In 1968, while in Centenary on a farm, he started to learn playing the banjo. The following year, there was a serious drought in Zimbabwe, and John, in search of further education and survival walked from Centenary to Darwendale where he settled at a farm called Wagon Wheels. He worked at the farm as a tractor-driver and lorry driver while attending school. He quit school after form 3. It took John another 10 years before he made the move that was designed to realise the dream of becoming the cherished musician he became.
He moved to Chitungwiza where he was soon to become popularly known as "Mr Chitungwiza", after the name of the town. Through his music, John soon became a household name. He initially formed a group with Simon and Naison Chimbetu called The Sungura Boys.
In 1985 he formed his own group known as The Tembo Brothers and immediately drew attention on account of Chibadura's intense voice and achingly poignant lyrics. Although their sungura beat was fast and furious, John's songs often told of downbeat misery, broken families, excessive dowries in "$5.000 Dollars Kuroora" and wasted opportunities. The sorrowfulness of the lyrics notwithstanding, the Tembo Brothers enjoyed a massive following among Zimbabweans and Mozambicans, where songs like "Zuva Rekufa Kwangu", "5,000 Dollars Kuroora" and "Nhamo Yatakawona" became big anthems.
Together with The Tempo Brothers John churned out some memorable albums such as "Vengai Zvenyu", "Hupenyu Hwandinetsa", "Sara Ugarike", "Sango Rinopa Waneta", "Pitikoti Government", "Ndiri muhondo", "Mune Majerasi", "Mutumwa", "Madiro", "Kugarika Tange Nhamo", "5000 Dollars Kuroora", "Kurera", "Zuva Guru", "Mudzimu Wangu", "Munhu Haana Chakanaka" and many more over the years.
In the early 1990s John toured the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. He also toured Mozambique where he was so popular that he only played in stadiums where his audiences at some point exceeded 40 000. In Mozambique he was often met by President Chisano. Though most of his life was spent in Zimbabwe, Mozambique regarded him as a long-lost son and when in the country he would be ferried to concerts by the presidential helicopter.
Before his death, on 1999 August 04, John Chibadura wrote the song, "Zuva Rekufa Kwangu". Everyone on this earth is assured of dying some day, but I remember asking John, when he penned that song in reggae, a genre which was different from his usual sungura beat, " Why are you predicting your own death? Are you about to die?" He did not give me a definite answer. However, I was the first DJ to play that song on Radio 3's reggae session one Thursday night and after that, the whole nation went crazy. The paroxysm of Chibadura-mania began then as I continued to receive non-stop requests for the song.
"Chibadura" was his nickname meaning roughly "the man who can do", or "the man who is the best and can beat all odds". Despite this apparent success, John died without a penny to his name but his legacy lives on.

Listen to the first song from the session


CHIBADURA-JOHN-19891119 - Peel Session BBC

tracklist: 1.Shira / 2.Diya Wangu / 3.Mukadzi Wangu / 4.Amai

line-up: John Chibadura (vocals, guitar) / Douglas Chibadura (backing vocals) / Innocent Makoni (backing vocals) / Mike Gunde (drums) / Bata Sintrio (guitar) / Charles Ruwizhi (bass)

PS: acc.to John Peel in his intro John Chibadura & The Tembo Brothers did also some recordings for Andy Kershaw, if anybody has any sounds from those, I'm interested so please let me know.....

Discography

198?: Sungura Boys - Tasarira Nhamo (LP, #JLP.1009)
1985: John Chibadura & Sungura Boys - Kurera (LP, #ZIL.203) - at globalgroovers
198?: John Chibadura & Sungura Boys - Vol.3 - Kugarika Tangenhamo (LP, #??)
198?: John Chibadura & Sungura Boys - Vol.5 - Zvinodinetsa (LP, #TEL.2160)

198?: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Upenyu Hwandinetsa (LP, #ZIL.206)
198?: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Sara Ugarike (LP, #ZIL.208)
1987: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Kugarika Tangenhamo (LP, #ZIL.212)
1987: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - $5000 (Kuroora) (LP, #ZIL.216) [ re-CD]
1988: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Midzimu Yangu (LP, #ZIL.221)
1988: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Rugare (LP, #ZIL.223)
1989: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Munhu Hana Chakanaka (LP, #ZIL.231)
1990: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Mune Majerasi (LP, #ZIL.237)
1991: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Ndirimuhondo (LP, #ZIL.239)
1992: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Muranda (LP/K7, #ZIL/ZC.244)
1993: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Madiro (LP, #ZIL.255)
1993: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Sango Rinopa Waneta (LP, #ZIL.260) [re-CD]

Comp.198?: Sungura Boys - The Best Of (K7, #TEC.2063)
Comp.1989: John Chibadura - Essential (CD/K7/LP) - at globalgroovers
Comp.1990: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - More Of The Essential (CD/K7/LP)
Comp.199?: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers (K7, MGS #121785) - at awesometapes
Comp.199?: John Chibadura - The Best Of (CD, #CD.ZIL.300)
Comp.199?: John Chibadura - The Great Mr.Chitungwiza (CD, #CD.ZIL342)
Comp.199?: John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers - Yambiro (CD, #CD.ZIL.509)
VA-Chauya Chirizevha - Chimurenga from Zimbabwe (Comp) - at globalgroovers incl.Hosana by John Chibadura & Tembo Brothers