Gombo Salsa

Gombo Salsa

by Africando
     
 
On Gombo Salsa, Africando moves into even higher and hotter musical territory. The band continues to polish its radiant mixture of classic mambos, sones, boleros, and cha-chas. However, on this album listeners do not hear the voice of Pape Seck. He died unexpectedly in 1995 before the release of their second album. His raspy, gritty

Overview

On Gombo Salsa, Africando moves into even higher and hotter musical territory. The band continues to polish its radiant mixture of classic mambos, sones, boleros, and cha-chas. However, on this album listeners do not hear the voice of Pape Seck. He died unexpectedly in 1995 before the release of their second album. His raspy, gritty voice will never be forgotten by all music lovers the world over. His phrasing and timing, combined with an earthy, sensual feel, place him among the immortals. With his irreplaceable loss, Africando decided to employ other great soneros from Africa and Cuba. The result is the strong vocal front line of Medoune Diallo, Nicholas Menheim, and Ronnie Baro. Bolstering this lineup is the venerable veteran Gnonnas Pedro from Benin, who assures listeners that in the music lies the truth. He delivers serious steam and movement on a new twist on one of his compositions, "Musica en Verite." Ronnie Baro's tribute to Colombia on "Colombia, Mi Corazon" is one heck of track that pays homage to Cumbia and then kicks full-tilt into the spirit of the capital of Colombian salsa, Cali. He also sings on the powerful track "Apolo," the song that kicks off with thunder their Africando Live video. "Dagamasi," sung by sonero Gnonnas Pedro; "Grog Moin," a fine, smooth cha-cha by Tabou Combo's Shoubou; and the appearance of the great Congolese legend Tabu Ley Rochereau make this album an instant classic. Through Ibrahim Sylla and Boncana Maiga's artistry, this effort is another jewel in Africando's crown. The simplicity, style, and passionate musicality present here put the group in a class of its own. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/1996
Label:
Sterns Africa
UPC:
0740042107120
catalogNumber:
1071

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Performance Credits

Africando   Primary Artist
Tabu Ley Rochereau   Vocals
José Fajardo   Flute
Bobby Allende   Bongos
Rudy Calzado   Vocals
Sekouba Diabate   Vocals
Medoune Diallo   Vocals
Oscar Hernandez   Piano
Nicholas Menheim   Vocals
Papo Pepin   Conga
Mario Rivera   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Luis Rodriguez   Tres
Adalberto Santiago   Choir, Chorus
Hector "Bomberito" Zarzuela   Trumpet
Eddie Zervigon   Flute
Boncana Maïga   Musical Direction
Leopoldo Pineda   Trombone
Luis Carlos Ferreira Lopes   Trombone
Gnonnas Pedro   Vocals
Tony Perez   Choir, Chorus
Roger "Shoubou" Eugène   Vocals
Chino Nuñez   Timbales
Pablo "Chino" Nuñez   Timbales
Rubén Rodríguez   Bass
Luis Rosa Rodriguez   Tres
Ronnie Baró   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dave Rimelis   Violin
Pete Gomez   Maracas,Guiro

Technical Credits

Ibrahima Sylla   Executive Producer
Boncana Maïga   Arranger
July Ruiz   Engineer
Kris Cheug   Art Direction
Alain Josse   Producer
Pape Serigne Seck   Composer
Alain Josse   Producer
Sekouba Bambino Diabate   Composer

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