12/01/2008

Mandingo Griot Society feat. Don Cherry - Mandingo Griot Society (1979)

«Foday Musa Suso is a Mandingo (West African tribe) griot (hereditary musician and cultural curator) who can trace his hereditary lineage back to the first performer on the 21-string kora lute. After a traditional apprenticeship in Africa, he came to the US in 1977 and formed The Mandingo Griot Society to bring his native sounds to a new, receptive audience. The group included Adam Rudolph (who recently appeared on Hassan Hakmoun's Gift of the Gnawa CD) and had featured jazz trumpeter Don Cherry as a guest, anticipating world-music fusion many years before the worldbeat era.» (AMG – Click here for a full biography)

«Foday Musa Suso nació en el pueblo Sarre Hamadi, Distrito de Wuli, en la nación africana de Gambia. Es un jali Mandinga de Gambia en Africa Occidental. Un jali es un músico experto hereditario, historiador oral, cantante de alabanzas, compositor y guardián de las tradiciones tribales Mandingas. Desde 1968, Musa Suso ha viajado y actuado por toda Africa, Europa y América del Norte, presentando la música Mandinga a todas las razas y culturas.

Musa Suso se afincó en los Estados Unidos, en donde fundó la Sociedad de los Griots Mandingas en 1977. Allí le enseñó a los músicos de jazz a tocar con arreglos nuevos de la música Mandinga. Su primera grabación contó con el célebre músico de jazz, Don Cherry. La Sociedad se ganó el entusiasmo de miles de seguidores en los Estados Unidos y Europa, y ayudó a crear los cimientos del creciente interés en la música africana. […]» (Músicas del Mundo)

Foday Musa Suso official website

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15 comments:

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Errol said...

thank you.

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot

drfeelgoed said...

Thank you very much.
Do you maybe also have Mandingo - New World Power??

Anonymous said...

super...thanks you....

j? said...

Absolutely marvellous!!! Thank you so very much!!! This record made my day!!!

MauritZ said...

sei sempre il migliore Radu.....
Grazie

@ all
Have Fun

Anonymous said...

so excited about this!

Anonymous said...

Keep on!

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!
One of the greatest recordings of last months. AWESOME!!! GREAT!!! On my knees...

doctor_spock said...

awesome blog !!!

bobbysu said...

thank you very much

porco rosso said...

Thanks a lot for this. Just posted a flac rip of Village Life, Suso's duo album with Herbie Hancock and linked to your post.

http://guitarandthewind.blogspot.com/2009/07/herbie-hancock-foday-musa-suso-village.html

Il Blog di Julie said...

Great music

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