Badenya: Manden Jaliya in New York City

Badenya: Manden Jaliya in New York City

Various Artists SFW40494

Originally from Mali, Guinea, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau, these artists are now part of the global beat of New York City's music scene. Though their music has a distinctively contemporary Afropop sound, they are all jalilu—practitioners of ancient performance traditions dating back to the 13th century Empire of Mali. This exquisite recording showcases singing by masters of the soaring vocal style of jaliya and virtuoso instrumental playing on the bala, kora, n'goni, tambin, djembe, dundun, guitar, and bass. A testimony to the vitality and creativity of immigrant communities in America, this music and its performers seamlessly combine contemporary life in urban New York with African traditions.

Year Released 2002
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2002 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Islamica; World
Country(s) Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; United States
Instrument(s) Bala; Bass guitar; Cello; Djembe; Dundun (Drum); Guitar; Kora; Ngoni; Tambin; Vocals

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101 Fakoli (Mali) Super Manden: Abdoulaye Diabate, Abou Sylla, Fousseny Kouyate, Yacouba Sissoko, Mamadou Diabate, Chi 6:03
102 Jigiya (Mali) Adjaratou Tapani Sissoko with Super Manden 6:52
103 Kinzan (Guinea/Mali) Adjaratou Tapani Sissoko with Super Manden 6:04
104 Nanfulen (Guinea/Mali) Abdoulaye Diabate and Super Manden 6:45
105 Janjon (Mali) Abdoulaye Diabate, Abou Sylla, Famoro Dioubate, Yacouba Sissoko, Fousseny Kouyate, Peter Fand, Fodé 5:57
106 Sidi Yellah (Gambia) Mahamadou Salieu Susso 6:21 Not Available for Download
107 Sori Kemedon (Guinea) Abou Sylla, Famoro Dioubate 5:12
108 Keme Burema (Guinea) Bah Bailo, Sylvain Leroux, Keba Cissoko, Famoro Dioubate 5:02 Not Available for Download
109 Allah L'A Ke (Guinea Bissau) Keba Bobo Cissoko 5:15
110 Diniya (Guinea) Djefalima Diabate, Abou Sylla, Fodé Bangoura 6:26
111 Djiu De Galinha (Guinea Bissau) Keba Cissoko, Famoro Dioubate, Chikako Iwahori, Sylvain Leroux, Rufus Cappadocia, Peter Fand, Stefan Monssen 5:45 Not Available for Download
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