Ablaye Cossoko

Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze - Sira (2008)  

Posted by Manavgat at Oct. 19, 2013
Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze - Sira (2008)

Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze - Sira (2008)
EAC RIP | Flac (Tracks)+CUE+LOG ~ 245 MB | 10 Tracks | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps ~ 134 MB | ArtWork
Genre: World, Ethnic & African | Label: ObliqSound | Release Date: October 14, 2008

Recorded on location in Senegal, the album Sira is a journey into a world of intimate lyricism and the result of the profound musical relationship between Senegalese mastersinger and kora player Ablaye Cissoko and German trumpet player Volker Goetze.

Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze - Amanke Dionti (2012)  

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 28, 2012
Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze - Amanke Dionti (2012)

Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze - Amanke Dionti (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 42:13 min | 105 MB
Genre: Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Motema Music

Amanké Dionti is the most curiously beautiful record to hit shelves in the first half of 2012. Senegalese kora master Ablaye Cissoko and German trumpeter Volker Goetze have created a warm, engrossing, transcendent album that's glazed over with stark beauty and slight reverb, making it sound like a meeting of West African ideals and ECM-style production values.

Ablaye Cissoko and Le Corda Ba - Mes racines (2013)  

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 25, 2013
Ablaye Cissoko and Le Corda Ba - Mes racines (2013)

Ablaye Cissoko and Le Corda Ba - Mes racines (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43:54 min | 103 MB
Genre: Ethnic Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Ma Case Records

His second solo disc, Mes Racines, with balafon, peul flute and bass players, was released in April 2013. With delicacy, grace and intelligence, Ablaye Cissoko passes on the traditional values of his culture, offering a sincere song of love and respect. His kora and vocal recital is an amazing display of musical genius and generosity. This first project with Constantinople ensemble promises to lead them to return to the source, to recognize each other as part of a same community: this awareness of belonging to several space-times is as basic to them as respiration, as inspiration.

Ablaye Thiossane N'Diaye - Thiossane (2011)  

Posted by Hungry Mind at May 23, 2012
Ablaye Thiossane N'Diaye - Thiossane (2011)

Ablaye Thiossane N'Diaye - Thiossane (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 342 MB | Scans JPG | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 116 MB
Genre: world, african | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Discograph | CAT #3247952

In Senegal, Thiossane is a respected musician, composer, dramatist, and artist whose songs were sung since the 1950s, yet he never issued an album until this. As many senior singers, his voice is hardly prime, but he sings with spirit, and supporting him are 14 excellent West African instrumentalists, including those from the bands Orchestra Baobab, Xalam, and Africando. The music is Afro-Cuban son blended with traditional and contemporary Senegese dance beats, well-arranged by François Bréant. Thiossane grew up listening to Septeto Habanero and Harry Belafonte and brought these and other music styles into his work. Coupled to these rhythms and harmonies are lyrics that honor tradition, mythology, and important individuals. Summaries of the tunes are provided in the insert, along with photographs of his art. If you enjoy Orchestra Baobab, then this somewhat more relaxed Afro-Cuban amalgamation should likewise be appreciated. This music is splendid. The 74-year old's own debut recording is a happy discovery.