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Omar Sosa and Sekou Keita - Transparent Water
The latest global collaboration by Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. This time around Sosa he works with Senegalese kora player and singer Seckou Keita to create new music with roots in multiple African regional musics (Mandinka and Yoruba), but add Chinese reeds (sheng master Wu Tong), Japanese koto (Mieko Miyazaki) along with Afro-Latin piano and percussion (Venzuelean artist Gustavo Ovalles). (A RootsWorld Music of the Month selection)

El Hadj N'Diaye - Thiaroye
Senegalese guitarist, with Alain Renaud (guitars, bass) and Sydney Thiam (persuccion)

Youssou N'Dour et le Super Etoile de Dakar - Fatteliku - Live in Athens, 1987
Youssou N'Dour and his band at their peak, from a live concert in Greece in 1987.Almost thirty years later, you too can now enjoy the young N'Dour, just 28 at the time and already and big star in West Africa, as he makes that final step towards international stardom. This is a RootsWorld 'Music of the Month' selection.

Daby Balde - Introducing Daby Balde
Subtitled "Senegalese star on the rise' and a lively exploration of the Fula tradition by a musician who, as the title implies, ought to be better known. A great acoustic sound is played out on fiddle, accordion, flute, kora percussion and acoustic guitar.

Afrissippi - Alliance
The second round for this allianceof Senegalese roots and Mississippi blues, and every bit as solid as the first. Guelel Kumba - guitar, vocals, Eric Deaton - electric guitar, Kinney Kimbrough - drums, Justin Showah - bass, Papa Assane M'baye - percussion, Jeff Callaway - trombones Listen

various Artists - Dakar Sound sampler 2
A collection of tracks from the Dakar Sound sereis, inculding Dexter Johnson, Superstar de Dakar, Tondo, El Hadj Faye, Mac Group. 14 tracks, three never before released

various Artists - Dakar Sound sampler 1
A collection of tracks from the Dakar Sound sereis, including Horoya Band, Madiop Seck, Sekou Diabate, Etoile 3000, Number One, Baobab. 13 tracks.

Cheikh Lo - Lamp Fall
2006 release by the Senegalese guitarist, singer and songwriter

Various African Drummers - A Land of Drummers
Village Pulse (VP) senegal africa drumming sabar wolof djembe

Djanbutu Thiossane - Ass, Mass and Pap
Senegalese trio of singers Ass, Mass and Pap N'Diaye with a small ensemble

Africando - Viva Africando
Africando's 8th studio album, this is the first not recorded primarily in New York. This time the Africando masterminds, producer Ibrahima Sylla and arranger Boncana Maïga, bring New York's top Latin musicians, led by pianist Oscar Hernandez, to Paris. There they reunite with the group's vocal stars, Medoune Diallo, Sékouba Bambino, Amadou Ballaké and Shoubou, along with distinguished guest singers from diverse African and American countries, singing, all told, in 10 different languages.

Dembo Konte, Kausu Kuyateh and The Jali Roll Orchestra - Jali Roll +1
Gambia's Dembo Konte and Senegal's Kausu Kuyateh are joined by various Mustaphas and friends for a roaring experiment in Brit roots and west African soul. Completely unique stuff!

Ellika Solo Rafael - NOW
Swedish fiddler Ellika Frisell and Senegalese kora player Solo Cissokho expand to a trio with Mexican percussionist Rafael Sida Huizar on their latest acoustic gem.

Ismael Lo - The Balladeer: Best of
includes tracks from some of his best and earliest recordings, including Xiif, Natt, Diawar, and Iso.

Sidi Toure - Hoga
Songs recount Songhai Empire history as the weirdly sympathetic strains of an archaic Songhai viol and bluesy overdriven electric guitar swirl around it. This is a truly unque musician, with a sound all his own.

Abdou Diop - Nootee
Although the well-spring of Abdou's music lies in the Casamance region south of Senegal, in, among other traditions, the melodies of wandering shepherds or the music that accompanies wrestling competitions, his travelling and contact with other musicians has given him a unique sound and a fierce desire to record it. Acoustic in texture, it expresses values that are dear to rural life in the Casamance so that today, with his mottos of hard work, love and peace, Abdou has become a musical ambassador for that region. Welcome to his world. Listen

Various - Teranga! Senegal (2 Cds)
On any given day or night in recent years, you could turn on a radio or TV in Senegal and hear at least one of the songs in this new compilation. Many of the artists tap into various roots in the fertile soil of Senegalese culture; others stand apart and draw what they like from near and far. Sharing this double album, released in partnership with SEN TV and ZIK FM in Senegal, are Les Frères Guissé with their lean, acoustic sound, the indomitable Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane and a new generation of artists such as Queen Bee, with her wry commentary on personal and social mores, and Wally B Seck, one of the most charming young romantic singers on the scene, plus many more. Listen

Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane - Thiossane
Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane is part of the very fabric of Senegalese national identity, yet this is his first album recorded and released as lead artist. Joined here with members of Orchestra Baobab, legendary Congolese guitarist Papa Noel and Africando's Medoune Diallo Thiossane is a rich addition to Senegal's Afro-Cuban musical heritage. Listen

Super Cayor De Dakar - Embouteillage
super Cayor de Dakar's 2001 release features the tenorsaxophone of maestro Issa Cissokho (ex- bandleader of Orchestra Baobab). On top of the 6 songs on the original Senegalese cassette you can hear two live recordings of the band.

Number 1 de Dakar - No. III de Number 1
They went under a lot of variants of the name: Starband de Dakar, Orchestra No. 1, Star Number One, and Starband du Senegal to name a few, and they always delivered number one, A-class music, steeped in Cuban and Latin influences, and always 'just right.' This is a collection of their more obscure recordings (and none are on the more familiar Dakar Sound releases).

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita - Clychau Dibon
From the RootsWorld review: "Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita connect two ancient musical traditions separated by a vast ocean on Clychau Dibon. Finch is an accomplished concert harpist who grew up on in a small village near Aberaeron on the shores of Cardigan Bay in Wales... Keita grew up in southern Senegal in the town of Ziguinchor on the Casamance River. His mother's family, the Cissokhos, are griots and his father is a descendant of Manding king Sundiata Keita... The interplay between both musicians is fascinating and remarkable... The cultures of Wales and Senegal may differ, but these artists share their musical histories with honesty and enthusiasm." The CD won numerous awards in 2013 and was worthy of them all. Highly recommended.

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