Friday, 7 November 2008

VA - Music of the Tswana People
Tswana (Botsvana)

01. Reng Ya Lenyalo
02. Tlholwe Le Mutle
03. Tonki
04. Matlebe Lekwane
05. Jikelele
06. Senanapo
07. Serangapane
08. Ngwana Wa Lla
09. Mapule
10. Badimo Ba Boletse
11. Badisa
12. Serantabole
13. Maharero
14. Maena
15. Tshipi Sepanere
16. Boferefere
17. Tsie
18. Magamana
19. Tselane
20. Semang
21. Botswana


Monday, 3 November 2008

Julien Jacob - Cotonou

Julien Jacob – Cotonou

01. Ankelson
02. Jesse
03. Cotonou
04. Yacob
05. Nielep
06. Mêh
07. Mâât
08. Rag
09. Oma
10. Yab
11. Ouou
12. Hakbab


* “Kelimeler anlamlarını, sadece taşıdıkları duygular içinde bulurlar” diyor Julien.
Bu yüzden çocuk yaşta ülkesinden ayrılıp Fransa’da yaşamasına rağmen, bilinmeyen bir dilde, kendi gizemli dilinde, şarkı söylemeyi tercih etmiş.
Bence hoş, tavsiye ederim… Özellikle albümün ilk şarkısı Ankelson, değişen ritimleriyle oldukça güzel.
Daha fazla Afrika ritmi isteyenler için de albümün dördüncü şarkısı Yacob’u öneririm.

Julien Jacob arrives in France in his early childhood. His West-Indians parents settled in the south of France. For him, who was born in Benin, Africa, it was the encounter with a new culture. But he will retain the imprint of African chants and rhythms from his native country.

Passionate about music from his early childhood, Jazz, black american Motown music, mystical oriental chants but also seventies pop-rock all are grains which will unite to enrich his artistic talent.

At the age of 17, he performed on stage for the first time as lead singer in a rock band. After a few years he decided to go his own way and left the group in 1983. From then on , he concentrated on composing his own music. But during this period, he often frequent backstage at the concerts of world renowned artists like David Bowie, Miles Davis...Backstage, he had intense artistic encounters, in particular a fabulous evening with Fela Kuti.

Inspiration pushes him to sing in a mysterious language which he find within himself. An unknown language which everybody can understand because the words only find their meaning in the emotions they carry. And he addresses himself to the heart, to everybody’s space of intimate peace. At the same time, he started writing books. He has forever followed an internal quest. Music and writing are, for him, two different ways to express hi own perception of life.

His second album "Cotonou" (Wrasse Records) was released in 2005. An album that is very highly regarded by the international press. He gets back on the road again and performs on many stages in Europe and France.
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Sunday, 2 November 2008

Bonga - O'melhor De Bonga

Bonga - O'melhor De Bonga

01. Mulemba Xangola
02. Ngui Tename
03. Mona Ki Ngi Xica
04. Agua Rara
05. Incaldido
06. Balumukeno
07. Kamusekele
08. Sodade
09. Ngana Ngonga
10. Muadikime
11. Kua N'gongo
12. De Maos Aabanar
13. Recordando Pio


Bonga Kwenda (born José Adelino Barceló de Carvalho), better known as Bonga, is a pop singer and songwriter from Angola. Bonga was born in 1943 in the province of Bengo, and left Angola at age 23 to become an athlete, becoming the Angolan record holder for the 400 metres. He had already begun his singing career at age 15.

Bonga abandoned athletics in 1972, concentrating solely on his music, and immediately became famous in his native country, as well as in Portugal, where he became a hit both with immigrants from the ex-colonies, and Portuguese of both African and European descent. He has released over 30 albums, singing in Portuguese and traditional Angolan languages. His tracks are a mixture of Portuguese folk sounds, semba, kizomba and latin elements.

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