Posted by Ceolte at 02:38
Title Of Album: Amanke Dionti
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Motema Music
Genre: Jazz / World
Bitrate: VBRkbps / 44.1kHz / Joint-Stereo
Total Time: 42:16 min
Total Size: 62.6 MB
01. Kana Maloundi
02. Amanké Dionti
The sublime Senegalese vocals and kora work of Master Griot Ablaye Cissoko merge with the inventive, melodic jazz lines of trumpeter Volker Goetze to create a unique, serene musical journey. A favorite at jazz and world festivals alike, Cissoko & Goetze are one of the truly remarkable duos in music today. Follow-up to the international duos critically acclaimed 2008 release, Sira. Volker Goetze has collaborated with some of the most important figures on the jazz and world music scene, including Nana Vasconcelos, Lenny Picket, and Craig Handy.
Ablaye Cissoko is considered one of the best kora players in the world. His incredible talent has allowed him to work with such acclaimed artists as Randy Weston and Omar Pene.
Recorded at a historic wooden church in Paris dating back to the mid-19th century, Amanké Dionti was produced with the goal of utilizing the ambiance of the environment to capture the purity of the music.
Cissoko & Goetze collaboration just prior to this release was on the production of the short film The Griot, screened at Womex 2011 and being submitted to various film festivals around the world.
A quiet gem! --Boston Globe
A deeply satisfying musical encounter that bears repeated listening. --Audiophile Audition
Recording information: Église Titon, Paris, France (09/2011).
Personnel: Ablaye Cissoko (vocals, kora); Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze (trumpet); Volker Goetze (vocals, kora).