Thursday, August 2, 2012

Super Jamono de Dakar - Ndaxami (1984)

Super Diamono is one of the great bands of Senegal, and this record comes from the fecund period when Omar Pene and Ismael Lo shared leads. I've always considered Diamono to be analogous to early Zaiko Langa Langa in the Congo, a band bursting with young energy, a little rough on the edges yet setting new standards.

I love this album; it is so full of soul. There is no information about the recording or musicians, on the record sleeve, but it sounds like a live studio recording. It is so refreshing to hear raw, brilliant music that was not processed for global consumers. Check the great underlying piano, Lo's harmonious harmonica, the percussion: Sweet!


Apurva Bahadur said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful music. Apurva from Pune, India.

Mouhamadou Falilou Mbacke Ndiaye said...

Thanks for this LP even though I already have it from Global Groove. I remember that Omar Pene, Ismael Lo, Aziz Seck, Moustapha Fall, Lappa Diagne, Baye Diagne and Pape Dieng were on this album. I need to check for Bob Sene, Lamine Faye, Edgar Jean Alain and Ibou Konate. They were on the album Casamance, but I'm not sure if they were on this LP. Ndaxami was probably recorded in 1980 not in 1984.