Mandingroove

Mandingroove

by Cheick Tidiane Seck
     
 

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Over the years, the musical exchanges between Africa and the West have been fascinating. African rhythms have had a direct or indirect impact on a variety of musical genres that started in the West -- everything from jazz, blues, R&B, and rap in the United States, to salsa, bachata-merengue, plena, samba, and cumbia in Latin America. And things came full circle when… See more details below

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Over the years, the musical exchanges between Africa and the West have been fascinating. African rhythms have had a direct or indirect impact on a variety of musical genres that started in the West -- everything from jazz, blues, R&B, and rap in the United States, to salsa, bachata-merengue, plena, samba, and cumbia in Latin America. And things came full circle when many of those western art forms influenced African pop in countries ranging from Ethiopia to Mozambique to Nigeria. The western influence is also quite strong in the Afro-pop of Mali, where Cheick-Tidiane Seck was born and raised. Recorded in 1999, 2002, and 2003 in three different cities (Paris, New York, and Los Angeles), MandinGroove thrives on the sort of east-meets-west energy that Manu Dibango, King Sunny Ade, Habib Koité, Mahmoud Ahmed, and the late Fela Kuti are all known for. Kuti, in fact, is among the many influences on this 76-minute CD, which combines African sensibilities with a healthy appreciation of soul, funk, jazz, and hip-hop. But MandinGroove, Seck's first solo project, doesn't get into the really extended jams that Kuti often favored, and he has an appealing personality of his own. Although most of the lyrics are not in English, MandinGroove is full of American influences -- which can range from an Isley Brothers-minded guitar solo to an Earth, Wind & Fire-flavored horn arrangement to a Charles Earland-ish use of the Hammond B-3 organ (an instrument that Seck plays extensively on this release). Seck wears more than one hat on MandinGroove; in addition to singing lead and playing various instruments (keyboards, piano, and acoustic guitar on top of his B-3), he produced the disc and wrote most of the material. MandinGroove is not only an album of hypnotic, memorable grooves; it's also a demonstration of how enriching multiculturalism can be.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2005
Label:
Circular Moves
UPC:
0016728701624
catalogNumber:
287016

Tracks

  1. M'Badudi  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  2. Siya Woloma  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  3. N'Tamama  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  4. Dounougna  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  5. Tigila Yougba  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  6. Interlude 1  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  7. Watjoro  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  8. Le Blues des Oubliés  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  9. Da Monzon  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  10. Mogokuma  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  11. Interlude 2  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  12. Saniyo  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  13. Worocola  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  14. Gnogonbogna  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  15. Interlude 3  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  16. To Banimato  - Cheick Tidiane Seck
  17. Mandingvibes  - Cheick Tidiane Seck

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cheick Tidiane Seck   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Korg,fender rhodes,Piano (Grand),Kurzweil K-2000,Prophet 5,Roland Synthesizer,Calebasse
Najma   Background Vocals
Chico Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Nahawa Doumbia   Vocals
Ousmane Kouyate   Guitar
Michel Alibo   Bass
Francois Arnaud   Drums
Marque Gilmore   Drums,Turntables
Assitan Keita   Background Vocals
Mama Kouyate   Background Vocals
Guy N'Sangue   Bass
Mokhtar Samba   Drums
Daniel Moreno   Percussion
Pierre Chabrelle   Trombone
Tom Diakité   Background Vocals
Lansine Kouyate   Balafon
Moriba Koïta   Ngoni
Vincent Segal   Cello
Moussa Sissikho   Percussion
Aly Wagué   Flute
César Anot   Bass,Background Vocals
Guillerme Franco   Percussion
Sandra Nkake   Background Vocals
Janice Leca   Background Vocals
Idrissa Diop   Vocals
Mao Otayeck   Guitar,Background Vocals
Simon Andrieux   Trombone
Isabelle Gonzales   Background Vocals
Haroun Teboul   Flute,Background Vocals
Christophe Cravero   Violin
Yacouba Sissoko   Cora
Xavier Derouin   Guitar
Raphaël Chassin   Drums
Boney Fields   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Daniel Richard   Executive Producer
Cheick Tidiane Seck   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Contributor,Sequential Circuits
Traditional   Composer
Vincent Theard   Engineer
Vincent Haudouin   Engineer
Sébastien Gohier   Engineer
Ludwid Schubert   Engineer
Fabrice Maria   Engineer

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