Electrified sessions of takamba, the ghostly drone from Northern Mali. Staccato calabash percussion carry shredding traditional guitar. Improvised praise for Yehia the holy man by masters Super Onze, recorded in the early 90s. Distortion and fuzz from pickups and tape hiss reveal the soundscape of the Northern dusty villages - where takamba blares from radios, boomboxes, and old cassette tapes.
released 12 November 2013
Yahia Mballa Samaké
Alioum Salou Yattara
Mohamed Kara Samaké
Cover Art: Charlotte Louise Wilson-Kolp
Management: Two Speakers
Limited edition vinyl of 500 available from Sahel Sounds.
Sahelsounds is a project begun in 2009 exploring the cultural and musical phenomena of the Sahel region of West Africa.
Through field recording, interviews, video, youtube archeology, cellphone data collection, sahelsounds uses archiving to transmit a story....more