Representing a musical tradition that stretches back hundreds of years Guinean griot Mamady Kouyate plays with a melodic virtuosity that pulls in listeners who love great guitar players.
In the 60s and 70s, following Guinea’s independence from France music loving president Ahmed Sekou Toure fostered the development of a modern sound through the institution of a system of local, regional and national orchestras in which the artists were encouraged to create a modern sound based on traditional music.
Analog Africa is by far my favourite gateway to the amazing music of the African continent... I must have missed this album by release, so I made this an early christmas present to myself. This is some serious funky shizzle!!! Mr Crumbone
With a stylish, fold-out image by science-fiction artist Franco Brambilla on the album cover, we are introduced to the world of Zubatto Syndicate – at once quaint, modern, post-modern, and otherworldly. Pastel-toned robots from the future have arrived in 1961, and they are ready to hang out by the lake. The retro-futurist aesthetic of the … Continue reading Album of the Week: Zubatto Syndicate → Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 12, 2011