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Orchestra Baobab

Life in Senegal has a soundtrack, and the Senegalese sound unmistakably has a Latin vibe. By tracing the bloodlines of slavery, arching from Gorée Island off the coast of Senegal, to North America, South America and the Caribbean, it is possible to begin to understand the long history in the relationship between Senegalese and Cuban music. Where people go, culture follows and where there is culture, there is the song that carries the story of its people.
Music in Senegal, with its strong structure of Latin flavor, continues to evolve with new musicians joining the international circuit every year.
Despite the differences in cultures, the music should feel like home to you. It’s the sadness, happiness, hopes and dreams that are a part of every human, a sense of longing and belonging that traveled throughout history and has become the sound of almost everything you hear on the radio and television. Orchestra Baobab is that sound directly from its source, a musical melting pot with the organic ingredients providing an undeniable flavor.
We are featuring in the beginning two songs from album to be released on 31st of March 2017 Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng….continuing with their early years…. Pirates Choice, Specialist in All Styles , Made in Dakar …

trackllist

Orchestra Baobab – Foulo
Orchestra Baobab – Fayinkounko
Orchestra Baobab – Utru Horas
Orchestra Baobab – Coumba
Orchestra Baobab – Aduna Jarul Naawo – N’Wolof
Orchestra Baobab – Ndeleng Ndeleng
Orchestre Baobab-Gouygui de Dakar – Sibam
Orchestra Baobab – On Verra Ca
Orchestra Baobab – Ngalam
Orchestra Baobab – Jiin Ma Jiin Ma
Orchestra Baobab – Ndiaga Niaw
Orchestra Baobab – Pape Ndiaye
Orchestra Baobab – Nijaay

Fresh Cuts

In today’s musical edition we are featuring selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up – and – coming artists and everything in between. We’ve got, among other things, rhymes and beats from London, Brooklyn, the Netherlands and Haiti, some haunting electro -f olk from Cuba and Tunisia, and an all – female band from Sudan fighting for women’s rights.
Fresh Cuts, right? Life goes its own way, music seeks new expressions rooted in where we all came from…..
tracklist
Oddisee Like Really
Little Simz – Picture Perfect
MHD – AFRO TRAP Part.8 (Never)
Jairzinho – Tempo Feat. (Sevn Alias, BKO & Boef)
Denzel White – Get To You
Dotorado Pro – Fláuta Mágica
Michael Brun X Lakou Mizik – Gaya (ft. J. Perry)
Serge Beynaud – Akrakabo
Skip Marley – Lions
Jidenna – Bambi
Poirier – Pale Mal feat. Fwonte
Ibibio Sound Machine – Give Me a Reason (Official Music Video)
Dogo – Von Na Agbeto
Salute Yal Bannot African Girl
Hejira – I Don’t Belong To Anyone
Vaz – Sunshine
Ibeyi – Eleggua
Emel Mathlouthi – Lost
Omar Sosa &Seckou Keita – Dary

Zeus from OTA

Composer-pianist-bandleader Omar Sosa was born in 1965 in Camagüey, Cuba’s largest inland city. At age eight, Omar began studying percussion and marimba at the music conservatory in Camagüey; in Havana, as a teenager, he took up piano at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música, and completed his formal education at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Among his influences, Omar cites traditional Afro-Cuban music, European classical composers (including Chopin, Bartok, and Satie), Monk, Coltrane, Parker, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Chucho Valdés, and the pioneering Cuban jazz group Irakere. Moving in 1993 to Ecuador, Omar immersed himself in the folkloric traditions of Esmeraldas, the northwest coast region whose African heritage includes the distinctive marimba tradition. He relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995, and soon invigorated the Latin jazz scene with his adventurous writing and percussive style.

He has played with a number of world musicians all around the globe, and often collaborates with those outside the jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions. Sosa mixes jazz influences alongside Latin rhythms, North African percussions and spoken word/rap lyrics. He also references classical music. Political and spiritual, he describes his music as an expression of humanism and Santería. On various projects his sounds have ranged from pleasant and melodic, big Latin band, piano improvisation, world music, to free jazz and avant-garde.

tracklist

Light in The Sky
Promissed Land
Mi Conga
Sad Meeting -Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano
My Three Notes
_ Under african skies
Iyawo
PAOLO FRESU, OMAR SOSA TRILOK GURTU
Calling Eggun
Alma -Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa
Zeus’ Desires Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa

Tantidhatri: Piel Des Violetas

Theater scholar and professor and actress, Roxana Pineda, from Cuba played a number of roles to weave her solo performance of Piel Des Violetas. It is inspired by Ophelia, one of William Shakespeare’s most famous characters, and expresses a flow of consciousness, almost like a meditation. Roxana’s performance was powerful and intense and certainly not to be missed. We hope to give you a flavor of Piel Des Violetas through this audio recording.

Extract from Tantidhatri brochure: ‘Passages belonging to Ophelia or that refer to this character have been extracted from Hamlet (by Shakespeare) to weave a complete and defined story. The performance develops through associations and a flow of consciousness in an almost dream-like structure, where events, presented in a non-realistic way, follow the logic of an intimate meditation that occurs after things have happened. Yet, the sensation of present time is given by a new plot and a particular poetic vision, belonging to the performance itself.’ More information about Tantidhatri International Women’s Performing Arts Festival: tantidhatrifestival.blogspot.in/p/11th.html


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