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Amadou Diagne - Yakar

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:43 am
by Chris P
Stand out new West African release of the year made by UK resident...
Exceptional music making that matches such as Baaba Maal and Salif Keita at their best, framed with innovative & unique fiddle scribble and arrangements by producer Griselda Sanderson.
Enjoying this greatly on first listen over at Spotify

Re: Amadou Diagne - Yakar

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:19 am
by Adam Blake
Is it like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAS3jb_Z9ks

Spotify messes with my 'pute so I don't use it.

Re: Amadou Diagne - Yakar

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:01 am
by Chris P
Adam Blake wrote:Is it like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAS3jb_Z9ks


it is in some ways, but it is far more focussed and concentrated, a really good use of the studio to make something special. The vocals for instance are several & considerable notches above those on your live clip. Guitar work more distinctive & little or no kora. Also songs are more individually framed & passionate

Re: Amadou Diagne - Yakar

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:22 am
by Jamie Renton
Everything Chris says about this wonderful album is true, but I better hold fire on commenting further and save it for the review I'm writing for fRoots.

Amadou and Griselda were in touch this week asking if I could put on a London gig for them later this year. Please watch this space...

Re: Amadou Diagne - Yakar

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:58 pm
by kk
thanks, I like what I am hearing so far

sound snippets are on amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yakar/dp/B00CVH ... agne+yakar

physical copies are available here

http://www.waulkmusic.co.uk/waulk-records/merchandise

Re: Amadou Diagne - Yakar

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:13 pm
by matt m
For anyone attending WOMAD, there may be an impromptu busked acoustic gig at the Songlines stall from Amadou Diagne with Griselda Sanderson and Simo Lagnawi. Watch that space...

Re: Amadou Diagne - Yakar

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:59 pm
by Jamie Renton
...and I'm DJing/hosting the album launch at Cottons Rhum Jungle on 26th Sept. More details to follow, once I've written them up.