The A side is a pleasant enough jaunt through a few local folk tunes. Easy on the ears and well played. The B side is totally transcendent; all the more so for initially sounding so unassuming, and is worth the price of the record all by itself.
Dreamy instrumentals from Fouta Toro. Improvisational session of acoustic guitar and hoddu, drawing on regional folklore, ancient praise songs and epic ballads. Recorded in a fishing village in Northern Senegal, with an ever present backdrop of children's voices culminating in a clapping and stomping rhythm section. Debut release on Sahel Sounds & Mississippi Records new international imprint "Songs from Home."
Limited edition LP of 500 with hand-glued sleeves.
released January 3, 2017
Recorded on November 16, 2014
Song descriptions by Tidiane Thiam
Text by Christopher Kirkley
Recorded by Karen Antunes and Christopher Kirkley
Mastered Timothy Stollenwerk
Design by Karen Antunes and Christopher Kirkley
Label artwork by Kate Zimmer
Printing by Eberhardt Press
Songs from Home / Sahel Sounds
SFH-01 / SS-036
You don't even need to read the info to know they are singing of peace and love energy. this is such pure music -- not in a fetishization of ethnic music kinda way. it's so clear that this all resonates from a heart center. the recordings are raw and encapsulate sitting literally anywhere except a recording studio making music. love this to pieces. sumptuous