Fodé Seydou Bangoura | Fakoly 1

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Fakoly 1

by Fodé Seydou Bangoura

This amazing CD is full of the rich culture and vitality of Guinée, in West Africa. Fodé Bangoura is a genius of djembe improvisation, with almost superhuman clarity and speed.
Genre: World: African
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Soboninkun
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9:04 $0.99
2. Kadan
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7:38 $0.99
3. Merveille D'Afrique
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9:05 $0.99
4. Yankadi
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6:31 $0.99
5. Djaa
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5:51 $0.99
6. Djolé
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4:26 $0.99
7. Takonani and Demosonikelen
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9:58 $0.99
8. Konkoba
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9:34 $0.99
9. Baho
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7:47 $0.99
10. Soundiata
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6:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
Fodé Bangoura, born in the village of Samou in Southeastern Guinée has been recognized internationally for his work as the lead drummer with the acclaimed ensemble “Les Ballets Merveilles de Guinée.” A protégé of the late, great Mohamed Kemoko Sano, Fodé is now one of the most respected and sought after drummers of his generation. He has toured the world, has dozens of recording credits, and has appeared on national television, including a featured spot on MTV. He currently resides in New York, where he teaches Djembe, performs with a variety of ensembles, and accompanies some of New York’s finest dance instructors.


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I thought the CD and service was top rate!
I enjoyed the service and the humorous emails sent letting me know my cd was on it's way!

David Hart

Great percussion and great singing
Djolé (6) is a good introduction to Fode's skill. There is a wonderful solo on the wooden Krin by the late Kemoko Sano in Baho (9). In addition to amazing drum work, the vocals transport us to the optimistic charm of Guinea. Yankadi (4) puts together great Balafon playing by Fomoro Diabate with typically playful, good-natured singing. Kadan (2) features a sweet solo by M’Mah Bangoura. The album concludes with a haunting rendition of Soundiata (10) sung by Abdoulaye Diabate, accompanied by Yacouba Cissoko on Kora.

This cd is a display true talent...this is definitely a cd I can listen to repeatedly. The drumming is fantastic and the singing along with the background intruments adds another element to the rhythm, leaving the listener with a feeling of overwhelming if they are in Africa. I am looking forward to part 2, I'm sure it would be just as good if not better than Fakoly 1

Nikki Meyer

endless discovery
My husband, a professional dancer and percussionist from Cote d\'Ivoire listens to this treasure for work. Our 2-year old son will ONLY listen to this CD and can\'t stop dancing when I put it on. I listen to it for pure enjoyment and hear something new every time...