A garden of sound. Music from Israel, Iraq, USA, Canada, Italy, Indonesia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Ghana, Switzerland, Madagascar, Haiti and beyond.
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The result is a percussive record with plenty of kick that grabs the listener from the first track. A variety of Afro-Colombian rhythms power this effort, with touches of West Africa alongside funk and jazz channeled through vintage synthesizers, and a mighty brass/woodwind section. This is a band that has been on the rise for a while and will increase their fan base significantly with this phenomenal release.
Daby Touré’s fifth album tells his own story of Africa’s history. Amonafi, which means “once upon a time” in Wolof, offers a contemporary sound that mixes a wide range of folk and pop music to create a cohesive set that echoes his upbringing in West Africa as well as his current life in Paris. While Amonafi centers on Africa’s past, with vocals sung in Fulani, Soninke, Wolof and Pular, it leans heavily on a global perspective that reveals countless musical influences.