Mamar Kassey - Alatoumi album download
Mannar Kassey is a group from Niger that presents original songs and music based on the traditions of the different people of that country, which includes the Sahel, the Peul, the Songhaï, the Djerma, and the Haoussa. As with all African music styles, rhythms, dance, and songs are the heart of this very colorful music.
Mamar Kassey are from Niger, sandwiched between Nigeria, Algeria and Mali, and are named after a legendary warrior who extended the Songhai empire into the Sahara Desert. This is the second record from the nine piece who have been together since 1995, and it's possibly the most infectiously breezy, life affirming slice of Afropop you're likely to hear all year
Alatoumi (World Village 470003, 2002). Even if your global music collection is fairly extensive, chances are you don’t own a great deal of music from Niger. It just so happens that the music of Niger hasn’t been as widely recorded and distributed as that of some other African countries in the same general area (Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, et., and if the high quality of Alatoumi is any indication, it’s a shame
Mamar Kassey is a jazz-pop-ethnic band from Niger. It is named after a legendary warrior who extended the Songhai Empire into the Sahara. The band's leader is singer and flautist Yacouba Moumouni. The group combines traditional Hausa, Djerma, Fula and Songhai rhythms, instruments such as the molo (a lute with a skin-covered body), and modern instruments such as the electric bass. Their sound also incorporates western jazz, Moroccan and Latin music. This is the second record from the nine piece who have been together since 1995, and it's possibly the most infectiously breezy, life affirming slice of Afropop you're likely to hear all year. There's not a duff track on the album, though the closing 'Alzouma' (co-writen by jazz flautist James Newton) runs out of steam fairly early on. But that's nitpicking - this is a fantastic record.
The band Mamar Kassey – named after the ancestor who extended the Songhai empire into the Sahara - was formed in 1995 by Yacouba Moumouni (aka Denké Denké), becoming popular throughout West Africa, while their 2002 album, Alatoumi, brought international attention. Yacouba put the band on hold to travel to France and work with Breton flautist Jean-Luc Thomas, returning to Niger in 2008 to form a revitalized Mamar Kassey.
01'30" : Foulbé Gari (CD Mamar Kassey/Alatoumi, World Village, 2001, 470003) 12'54" : solo de lalevâ par Hoseyn Tayebi ((CD A musical anthology of Mâzandarân/1, Mahoor Institute, 2003, M CD-130) 16'55'' : extrait du mode shur (1969)(CD Hassan Kassa'i/From Zenderood's shore vo., Kassai Music) 19'42'' : Tsialkovskiï (CD Azat Aitkulov, Melodiya ?) 24'52'' : taksim dans le mode usshak (CD Kudsi Erguner/Le Ney Turc, Auvidis-Unesco, 1990, D 8204) 27'07'' : la Bourdique (CD Oneira/Tale Yad, Helico Music, 2012,.
|1||Foulbe Gari (L'Arrivée des Peuls)||Mamar Kassey||4:58|
|2||Maiga et Toure (Les Maïgas et Les Tourés) Abdoulaye Alhassane||Mamar Kassey||7:01|
|3||Sore (Chanson de Berger)||Mamar Kassey||5:35|
|4||Hamsatou Lobbo (Hommage À la Première Femme de Yacouba)||Mamar Kassey||5:48|
|5||Rafo Woda (La Famine N'Est Pas Bonne)||Mamar Kassey||7:06|
|6||Alatoumi (L'Orphelin)||Mamar Kassey||6:56|
|7||Dommo (Prénom d'Une Jeune Fille)||Mamar Kassey||7:59|
|8||Zamani (L'Homme d'Aujourd'hui) Abdoulaye Alhassane||Mamar Kassey||6:46|
|9||Wouibe (Voleurs) Abdoulaye Alhassane||Mamar Kassey||5:19|
|10||Yeti-Yeta/Yacouba Moumouni and Abdoulaye Alhassane Abdoulaye Alhassane||Mamar Kassey||7:16|
|11||Alzouma/James New Ton and Yacouba Moumouni James Newton||Mamar Kassey||7:45|
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