News

Audio: Agali Ag Amoumine 'Takamba'


Raw goodies for the New Year compliments of Chris Kirkley's field work, and this time it's in the form of stream of consciousness field recordings of Timbouctou vocalist and Tehardent player  Agali "Ali" Ag Amoumine and calabsh player Alhassane Maïga. The release, "Takamba" is named after a place in Mali, and is also "a slow ghostly dance, a distinctive staggered rhythm clapped on a calabash, and a gritty distorted terhardent." Sections of this recording feel pretty trance-like with it's endless lo-fi electric Tehardent (3 string lute) noodling which dominates the 40 plus minutes cassette release. Calabash rhythms and shout-outs to "New York" also line this anti-produced sound. Check out Sahel Sounds for more notes and videos.

Popular
Photo: Courtesy of Amazon Prime

The ‘Coming 2 America’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & ‘The Rhythm Of Zamunda’ Are Out Now

Featuring Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga, Alpha P, Davido and many more.

It has been more than 30 years since the premiere of the beloved classic comedy Coming to America. Its highly anticipated sequel promises to be greater than its predecessor. The film will be accompanied with two albums—Coming 2 America original motion picture soundtrack and Rhythms of Zamunda, whose tracklist is inspired by the movie. Both albums, which are currently available on all major streaming platforms, feature African music royalty Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga and Alpha P, who joined a select group of artists from around the continent to produce these tracklists.

Still blazing charts after the success of his debut album Old Romance, Tekno has a growing list of impressive collaborations with artists like Davido, Drake, Beyonce, to name a few. The singer does not have not one, but two of his hit songs featured; "Waka Waka" is featured on the official soundtrack and "Skeletun" on Rhythms of Zamunda.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Thebe Magugu's AW21 Collection 'Alchemy' Is An Exploration of African Spirituality

Magugu collaborated with Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a '70s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo