Afro-Mandinka Soul: Tama-Silo

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Previously, Seckou Keita has been known for his solo performances on kora, and for his work with Baka Beyond. Sitting somewhere in between is this album, in group size as well as aesthetic. Much of Keita's previous work was essentially traditional at heart. Much of Baka Beyond is fusion. Here, Keita includes a trio of other musicians an Italian bassist, a Gambian percussionist, and an Egyptian violinist, and the compositions attempt to bridge the gap between traditional and modern. The kora is played for much of the album in relatively traditional ways though there are some interesting tunings involved, but is sometimes enlisted for a more Western melodic line or two. At...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Previously, Seckou Keita has been known for his solo performances on kora, and for his work with Baka Beyond. Sitting somewhere in between is this album, in group size as well as aesthetic. Much of Keita's previous work was essentially traditional at heart. Much of Baka Beyond is fusion. Here, Keita includes a trio of other musicians an Italian bassist, a Gambian percussionist, and an Egyptian violinist, and the compositions attempt to bridge the gap between traditional and modern. The kora is played for much of the album in relatively traditional ways though there are some interesting tunings involved, but is sometimes enlisted for a more Western melodic line or two. At the same time, the harmony and rhythm are sometimes related to the Senegalese sound, but just as often involve deeper bass thumps, string arrangements, and a modern drum set. With this plethora of influencing sounds, it becomes a difficult job to keep the sound coherent and steady. Keita does this admirably for the most part, letting a come-and-go style rule which instrument is primary at a given moment. At the same time, the sound can become rather like that of a jam session due to this same ideal. The quartet works well together, though the sound can become a bit muddled. The star throughout, though, is certainly Keita himself, with both melodic motives and flights of fantasy on the kora coming across well, whether the overall sound of the moment be African, nightclub jazz, or Middle Eastern or some combination thereof. Keita's earlier albums may prove better as opening salvos, but this one is still a nice piece for those who are curious about where the kora can go in the future
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2006
  • Label: Arc Music
  • UPC: 743037202824
  • Catalog Number: 2028
  • Sales rank: 384,847

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 N'Fa - Seckou Keita (5:18)
  2. 2 Tounga - Seckou Keita (5:58)
  3. 3 Afö - Seckou Keita (5:08)
  4. 4 Djula Djékeré - Seckou Keita (5:52)
  5. 5 Keita-Lu - Seckou Keita (6:40)
  6. 6 Ke Djulo - Seckou Keita (5:17)
  7. 7 Sina Mory - Seckou Keita (6:37)
  8. 8 Tama-Silo (Journey) - Seckou Keita (5:35)
  9. 9 N'Fa Quartet - Seckou Keita (6:44)
  10. 10 Namou - Seckou Keita (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Seckou Keita Quartet Primary Artist
Juldeh Camara Track Performer, Nyanyery, Guest Appearance
Davide Mantovani Percussion, Electric Bass, Group, Double Bass, Track Performer
Seckou Keita Conga, Drums, Voices, Darbouka, Kora, Group, Track Performer, Djembe, Cajon, Calabash, Ngoni, Indexed Contributor
Sadio Cissokho Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Martin Cradick Engineer
Diz Heller Liner Notes, translation
Tim Turan Mastering
Traditional Composer
Seckou Keita Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Tama
Chélima Fadé Liner Notes
Alex Stokes Graphic Design
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