Mamadou Barry & Afro Groove Gang – Tankadi (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:50 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: World
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As a teacher, he became a musician by passion, self-taught, then introduced to wind instruments by Honoré Copé, Martinique clarinettist, invited to Conakry to train beginner musicians, then to musical theory by a North Korean teacher, Master Barry, as he calls them. Guineans, quickly integrates the different elements that made the originality and success of Guinean music and became in 1969 the conductor of Kaloum Star, the last big bang supported by Sékou Touré. The band is distinguished by its openness to jazz, Nigerian afro beat and Ghanaian high-life and introduces them to modernized Mandingo folklore. Since the late 80s and the orchestras convention, Mamadou Barry occurs in clubs in the capital, Africa and Europe with various formations surrounded by young musicians he trains and showcases. Regarded as the heir of Momo Wandel, the only other saxophonist to have marked the musical landscape of West Africa, he knew how to forge his own style. At ease and inspired by his instruments, he is a discoverer of talent and a connoisseur of all the music of sub-Saharan Africa and the Gulf of Guinea. In 2005, he recorded his first album Niyo for World Village, where all his music, swing, groove, energy, elegance, originality, richness and diversity of compositions are to be found. This Tankadi is more funky, more jazzy more afrobeat than the previous one. With Latin escapades and titles that revisit traditional songs of Fulani and foresters of northern Guinea. Recorded live at Rocher de Palmer with the Afro Groove Gang, his regular band, composed of the finest musicians of Conakry, this second album of Mamadou Barry sophisticated and dancing is a real nugget.
02. Mousso Kelen
03. Afro Blues
05. Café café
10. African Groove