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Anticipation is so..

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:05 pm
by Chris P
What's to look forward to this year musically ? Those of you in the loop or in the know, or those who'd just like some idle speculation......

I suppose Baaba Maal's new one will emerge, but on his recent live form I'm not excited.

What I'd like to hear is that Mama Cissoko has got his own record coming out - what chance ? Is the world big enough for 2 Ngoni superstars ?

If Nuru Kane's got a record in the pipeline that'll be a highlight...

A gig in the UK by Kardes Turkuller, Taksim Trio or Feryal Oney would raise my pulse dangerously...

And isn't Seun Kuti long overdue a Cd release ? - I've read a lot of enthusiastic reaction to his Womex gig. There will be a Blur/Oasis type media-fuelled fake feud between Seun and Femi and they will both become household names and massively popular. One will star as a cartoon character in a cartoon virtual reality group, the other will industriously cultivate monobrowdom and cherpily live off past glories

Lunar Dunes (aka looney tunes) will do a gig in Bristol, Birmingham or Oxford ?

Daby Toure duets with Duffy on this Summer's top feelgood hit, the world becomes world music's oyster. Carpenters and Walruses weep. Mauritania and Wales form a new Republic, desert rugby is a sensation at the Olympics.

I will win the most edited post award due to adding then deleting lots of confusing bits about Mama Sissoko who now appears to be 2 Malian musicians of the same name, or who one who has split Latin loving and Ngoni playing natures, and whose appearance has significantly changed over the years (what's new ? I'm sporting a comedy biker look this winter with short cropped yellow hair and a long red beard, come March I will revert to cooler yet more staid appearance)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:32 am
by Dayna
A World Music band will come to Cleveland in the summer.

I will get to see Lunar Dunes live in London, this year?

Re: Anticipation is so..

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:20 pm
by Chris P
Chris Potts wrote:What I'd like to hear is that Mama Cissoko has got his own record coming out - what chance ? Is the world big enough for 2 Ngoni superstars ?


Are there 2 Mama Sissoko/Cissoko s ?

This one is about 59 years old with 3 records :
http://www.mali-music.com/Cat/CatM/MamaSissoko.htm
but no ngoni mentioned

Re: Anticipation is so..

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:57 pm
by Charlie
Chris Potts wrote:What's to look forward to this year musically ? Those of you in the loop or in the know, or those who'd just like some idle speculation......

As I start to put this year's annual compilation together, the same question arises for me, and you might think I would be in 'the loop'.

But the records that turn out to define a year can be surprises - among the names voted for the in fRoots criitics pool for Best Album at the end of 2007, Tinariwen and Orchestra Baboab could have been expected, but few would have guessed, in January, that Bassekou Kouyate and Andy Palacio would come up with the top two albums (even though both artists were already known).

Toumani Diabate is probably the biggest name known to have a completed album due for release (in March).

D.J.Dolores' third album has been sent to reviewers and sounds good

Camille has a new one imminent, which EMI is guarding so carefully they daren't let me hear it. What might I do? Explode? Reveal its secrets? Pass it on to somebody else?

Re: Anticipation is so..

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:59 pm
by joel
Charlie wrote:Pass it on to somebody else?
Sounds like a plan.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:09 pm
by c hristian
The buddhist in me knows that there is nothing really new under the sun and I therefor look forward to the continued realization of the music that already exists within me, and it's continued reverberation.

But what is the next CD I'm coveting? I like em old. They tend to be at prices I can afford. Johnny Hartman meets John Coltrane and a GOOD Billy Eckstine album. I was not very happy with the last one I got, the 2 disc essential or something like that. I've heard better of his on the radio.

but on the whole, I go back to the buddhist within me. It's a year+/era of empowerment for me.

Re: Anticipation is so..

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:22 pm
by Dominic
Chris Potts wrote:I suppose Baaba Maal's new one will emerge, but on his recent live form I'm not excited.

We (Stern's) have a limited quantity of Baaba Maal's latest Senegalese release entitled International Riche Afrique Volume 1. I haven't given it a fair listening yet, but there are certainly a variety of styles on it. The recording credits include "jonh LEKIE" (sic) and "camaron graig" (probably also sic) in London and Abdou Kara at Studio Etnik (?).

Image
http://www.sternsmusic.com/disk_info.php?id=BAABA2007CD
(No sound clips yet.)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:59 pm
by Chris P
Dominic - please let us know what you think of it when that 'fair listening' has been done, or equally post us if any sound samples are put up.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:16 pm
by Dominic
Chris Potts wrote:Dominic - please let us know what you think of it when that 'fair listening' has been done, or equally post us if any sound samples are put up.

Samples have been uploaded at last. Sounds good, I think, but work-in-progress. The first 4 songs have a fairly standard Senegalese production. The keyboards on Lekki Lekki sound like one of those post-Soro recordings which make the next couple of tracks stand out even more - they're the ones that John Leckie has obviously spent time on. The last four tracks sound like they could be developed into something a bit more epic, but in their present state sound a little dated.
http://www.sternsmusic.com/disk_info.php?id=BAABA2007CD
As I said, we have limited quantities.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:13 pm
by Chris P
Here's something to get excited by, I didn't hear it (will listen later in the week on the replayer), but last night Lopa Kothari played a track off a white label of a forthcoming album by

Amy Sacko

Amy Sacko: Badji (5:58)
White label CD only available in Mali

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:01 am
by Chris P
Listening to tracks from Amy Sacko's latest Mali release at her MySpace page was disappointing - from my pov the instrumentation dull.

Looking forward to seeing what Seun Kuti can pull out o the bag with his imminent release.

But more than anything I'm hoping that Omar Sosa's new one 'Afreecanos' is as good as the samples I've heard suggest it is. Fanta Cissokho (as heard on Abdeljalil Kodssi's 'Mimoun') is one of the voices on it.
It's been released but I've seen no reviews yet and no mentions here at SOTW. Anyone ?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:47 am
by Chris P
New one from Oumou Sangare due in August. "at her magisterial funky best" with kamelngoni, organ, fuzz guitar, strings and 'dance rhythms' "should ensure it makes the year-end best-of lists" according to sometime poster here Pete Culshaw in the Observer.
Am I getting the sense that this is a glossy fusion album with some kamelngoni levening, rather than a rootsy recording ? ( surely the way to go following Bassekou's success - artistic and acclaim-wise)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:38 pm
by Des
Chris Potts wrote:New one from Oumou Sangare due in August. "at her magisterial funky best" with kamelngoni, organ, fuzz guitar, strings and 'dance rhythms' "should ensure it makes the year-end best-of lists" according to sometime poster here Pete Culshaw in the Observer.
Am I getting the sense that this is a glossy fusion album with some kamelngoni levening, rather than a rootsy recording ? ( surely the way to go following Bassekou's success - artistic and acclaim-wise)


I'm so pleased Oumou is having a new CD. I think she is capable of doing more 'poppy' stuff without it being too unlistenable. I hope she tours again before long - it was years ago that she played Bristol and that was a fantastic night.