Friday, February 12, 2010

Senegal represent!

I'm a huge fan of Senegalese music...and their football (soccer team)... well in the 2002 FIFA World Cup I was ..since then they haven't impressed me at all. Sorry Senegalese folk lol. Anyways this posting is of Mbalax (probounced mbalakh) music in which "Etoile de Dakar (starring Youssou N'Dour and El Hadji Faye), and Raam Daan (starring Thione Seck)"(1) ,are credited in helping to nurture the evolution of mbalax into an internationally recognized style. It's a fusion of "Sabar" (the tradition drumming of Senegal) with the electric guitar, brass and keyboard rhythms.

Here are some fresh tracks from a "mixtape" called "Mbeuguel Da Fa Khew Vol. 2".

1. Amitie - Youssou N'dour & Viviane N'dour
2. Diama Noir - Aida Ndiaye * my fave
3. Beuss Bi - Abdou Guitte Seck
4. Yaaye - Gorgui Ndiaye
5. Sama Gamou - Youssou N'dour
6. Music- Titi
7. Niit - Youssou N'dour
8. Jangaro - Abdou Guitte Seck

Mbalax Download Link

*attempts to dance sabar* Man.... dancing to Mbalax is a workout *gasps* lol google it up and you'll see what i'm talking about.


LOL I know wikipedia is sometimes not a credible source..hehe no profs nearby :P