Djessou Mory Kante :: River Strings – Maninka Guitar

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Djessou-Mory-Kante--coverDjessou Mory Kanté komt uit het West-Afrikaanse Guinee. Een oudere broer maakte furore als gitarist en leider van de onovertroffen Les Ambassadeurs. Djessou Mory Kanté dankt zijn bekendheid vooral aan zijn werk als gitarist in de band van Salif Keita en als uitblinker op de baanbrekende CD The Griot’s Craft van Sékouba Bambino. Nu is er zijn solo-CD River Strings – Maninka Guitar. Ongekend melodieus, superieur gitaarspel, zowel elektrisch als akoestisch. Muziek als een warme douche.

Today Djessou Mory is one of those favoured guitarists to whom others turn. His compositions have been covered by musicians such as John Williams on ‘The Magic Box’ (Sony Classical 2000) and his touring as a regular member of Salif Keïta’s band has taken him around the world. In the 1990s Djessou was recorded by Gunter Gretz for his exemplary ‘Popular African Music’ label but River Strings, recorded while in Bamako on a break from touring, is the first modern album that showcases his music, arrangements and playing of acoustic and electric guitars – exquisite in all respects.

Djessou-Mory-Kante--portrait

Tracks
1. Coucou
2. Nan Koura
3. Toubaka
4. Fakoly
5. Denya
6. Djandjo
7. Senekela
8. Harouna
9. Laban
10. Mbalia
11. Moussow
12. Dounia Bara
13. Kana Nka Kanu Sa

Bio
Djessou-Mory-Kante–onesheet

Links
www.sternsmusic.com

 

 

 

 

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