West African sound from the Mandingo Ambassadors, using drums, guitar, reeds and voice to create an irresistibly rhythmic music of grooves that keep the listener moving.
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Catalog ID: e047
Squidco Product Code: 18260
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded by Steven Walcott at Engine Studios.
Mamady Kouyate-guitar, leader
Oran Etkin-saxophone, clarinet
Sylvain Leroux-saxophone, flute
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2. Dery 8:21
3. Kensan 7:46
4. Maloyamagny 7:05
5. Fakoly 6:59
6. Kaira 8:34
7. N'diagno 7:02
8. Kaningbe 8:43
sample the album:
"Mamady Kouyaté and Mamady Kourouma lay down sweet, fingerpicked guitar grooves while Andy Algire plays his drum kit with steady hi-hats and drum rim hits. Nicholas "Snek" Cudahy's delicate bass playing steps in and out of the groove while Foluso Mimy's steady percussion locks everything together."-Splinters & Candy
"Anyone familiar with the New York African music scene will surely have heard the Mandingo Ambassadors display their gracefully artistic sound to the delight of listeners and dancers. For those unfamiliar with the African musical stylings of this virtuosic ensemble, now is the time for your introduction."-Afrobeat blog
"It's a West African sound, tempered by some of the classic Mid-African highlife classics. This is music that moves! A great record to get the party going, even if it's a party in your head."-Gapplegate Music Review
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