Foday Musa Suso - Jali Kunda: Griots Of West Africa & Beyond album FLAC
Foday Musa Suso (born in Sarre Hamadi Village, Wuli District, in the Upper River Division of the eastern Gambia) is a Gambian musician and composer. He is a member of the Mandinka ethnic group, and is a griot. Griots are the oral historians and musicians of the Mandingo people who live in several west African nations. Griots are a living library for the community providing history, entertainment, and wisdom while playing and singing their songs
Too bad, because the material clearly warrants two discs, one of traditional material, one of experimental, as Mandingo Griot Society-founder Foday Musa Suso traces his roots in Senegambia. The tracks with Suso's family members performing traditional pieces are amazingly strong. But the collaborations with Pharoah Sanders, Bill Laswell, and other westerners seem tentative and out of place. Only "Spring Waterfall" stands on its own as Phillip Glass' trademark repetitive piano figures achieve a hypnotic force almost equal to that of the West African jalis.
Publication date 1996. Topics Music, Music, Griots, Mandingo (African people). The heart of this book is a memoir by the Gambia-born Foday Musa Suso, a Mandinka Griot"-Pref. Griots of West Africa : an introductory essay, by Robert Palmer - Jali kunda : a memoir, by Foday Musa Suso - Track notes - Griot/Djali : poetry, music, history, message, by Amiri Baraka - When the times change : new trends in kora music, by . Kwabena Nketia - Into Africa : an interview with Philip Glass - Ascension : Pharoah Sanders in Africa - Track list.
In West Africa, the Griot (or Jali) is a musician, entertainer, historian, myth maker and more. For 800 years this expert musician class have been "walking libraries," responsible for preserving the region's wisdom and lore. Epic songs, genealogies and one of the world's richest instrumental traditions have been passed down through arduous apprenticeships, ensuring that th In West Africa, the Griot (or Jali) is a musician, entertainer, historian, myth maker and more.
This album has an average beat per minute of 123 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 85/181 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Dreamtime. Recent albums by Foday Musa Suso. Music From the Hearts of the Masters. Jali Kunda: Griots Of West Africa & Beyond. Get the Tempo of more than 6 Million songs.
The music originates in West Africa - in the countries of Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, The Gambia, Mali, and showcases the Griots (or Jalis) of West Africa. Featured on the album is Foday Musa Suso, who is well known in the West. Like most of their products, Jali Kunda comes with a mid-format full-colour book of 96 pages, about the music, the people, the history, and the countries.
|CD3510||Foday Musa Suso||Jali Kunda: Griots Of West Africa & Beyond (CD, Album)||Ellipsis Arts||CD3510||US||1996|
|ELLI 5045 2||Foday Musa Suso||Jali Kunda: Die Griots Westafrikas Und Der Üblichen Welt (+ Buch) (CD, Album, Dlx, wit)||Ellipsis Arts||ELLI 5045 2||US||1996|
|CD3510||Foday Musa Suso||Jali Kunda: Griots Of West Africa & Beyond (CD, + B)||Ellipsis Arts||CD3510||US||1996|
|CD3510||Foday Musa Suso||Jali Kunda: Griots Of West Africa & Beyond (CD, Album, Dig)||Ellipsis Arts||CD3510||US||1996|