|Diallo, Yaya / Nangape|
|Add Date:||2003-03-24||Pull Date:||2003-05-26||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||18 May||4 May||13 Apr||6 Apr||30 Mar|
|1.||Sat, 17 May 03:||Sunshine|
|4.||Fri, 04 Apr 03:||Sunshine|
Input/Output (subbing for Riina)
|2.||Tue, 29 Apr 03:||Fo|
No Cover, No Minimum
|5.||Tue, 01 Apr 03:||Percival Throckmorton Blaine I|
No Cover, No Mimimum: SUB
|3.||Sat, 12 Apr 03:||Yumpop|
|6.||Sat, 29 Mar 03:||Sunshine|
YAYA DIALLO - "Nangapè"|
First things first: this is NOT the guitar player Alpha Yaya Diallo. Different guy, okay? This Yaya Diallo is a Malian percussionist living in Canada. In these overdubbed duo recordings with flautist Sylvain Leroux (who can also be heard on the recent "Fula Flute" release), Diallo explores the tradition of music as a healing art (Nangapè was the name of a musician-sorcerer in Diallo's home village of Fienso). So this is elemental stuff: polyrhythmic drums, some balafon (marimba) patterns and flute riffs in a long, hypnotic weave. Beautiful, exciting, captivating.
Fo's Picks: 1, 3, 5
1. 12:32 - Alternately relaxing and intense. Lots of balafon starting in 3rd minute, flute provides nice support (pretty flute overdubs throughout second half)
2. 04:27 - Quick village drums, incessant and rolling.
3. 07:39 - Water sounds, meditative flute, then strong balafon patterns. Meant to represent the onrushing flow of time.
4. 03:59 - Another drums-only interlude, with a lopsided rhythm
5. 05:57 - Storytelling song: a child seeks wisdom from the musician-sorcerer Nangapè, who tells him that struggle is an essential part of life. Good mix of drums, balafon and flute.
[Fo] - 3/22/03
|1.||Lobi a La Yaya||3.||Outeme|