This summer in Gothenburg the Clandestino Festival (8th of June 2013) presents a massive rhythmic soundclash where German techno meets Senegalese Mbalax drumming.
Mark Ernestus is a dub techno guru and one half of the legendary Berlin duo/record label Basic Channel. On a trip to Senegal he thought he was looking for records to sample, but instead ended up in a recording studio together with some twenty of Senegal’s best musicians: A group of sabar drummers from Kaolack, led by Bakane Seck, the singer Mbene Diatta Seck, and several guest musicians and vocalists – some of which are from Youssou N’Dour’s group. All resulting into a heavy and dirty, ancient and futuristic Mbalax, stripped down, and sometimes even deconstructed into dub-versions. The collaboration is available on disc through Honest Jon’s, but a musical fusion as explosive as this one should really be experienced live with a big band, dancers and Ernestus performing live dub mixing.
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Jeri-Jeri with Mbene Diatta Seck: Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh
Jeri-Jeri led by Bakane Seck
With Mbene Diatta Seck
Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh
Produced by: Mark Ernestus
Filmed in Kaolack, Senegal and Prince Arts studio (formerly Xippi) in Dakar, also featuring Laye Lo (drums), Assane Ndoye Cisse (guitar) Paul Diouf (keyboard), Abdourakhmane Fall (bass), Fatou Mboup and Sidy Diop (dancers).
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