Monthly Archives: July 2015

Radio Program Metamorfosen June 2015

June 19th, 2015

This program is dedicated to the music that played at the Houtfestival in Haarlem (Netherlands). First part focusses on a few bands that played in 2014 at the festival, the 2nd an 3rd part focus on a selection of bands performing in 2015. Tracks from a.o.: Jambinai, Ndima, It Documer Lokaeltsje, Sondorgo, Khaira Arby and Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gultekin. Check here.

Review Djessou Mory Kante

January 2015images

This great guitar player plays lead guitar in the band of Sekouba Bambino and also plays in the tour band of Salif Keita. This is his first album under his own name. Check the review in Dutch here.

Radio Program Mariama #2 August 2014

August 22nd, 2014

In the sixties president Sekou Toure introduced a policy to stimulate authentic music from his country Guinea. Here are some great orchestras from this period, which ended in 1984 with the death of this president. Listen to orchestras like Bembeya Jazz National, Horoya Band, Camayenne Sofa, Nimba Jazz, and Orchestra de Beyla.