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Kwi Bamba & L​’​orchestre de Gama Berema

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j s sparrow A collection of tracks that can’t help but brighten a dull rainy day. In the search for new music Kwi Bamba & L’orchestre De Gama Berema is an incredible find. Skilled musicians and excellent recording bring to life the sounds of Guinea. Close your eyes and be transported to the foot tapping hip moving party that this recording session must have been. Anyone interested in African music or searching for a groove must give this listen.
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    a window to a very unknown musical world: the federal orchestras of Guinea Conakry instituted after the independence of the country by President Sékou Touré…

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Donnons-nous la main, la Guinée est une famille….
Oulele 04:08
Je veux quitter mon village de Oulélé, laissez-moi partir de mon village de Oulélé…
Pele ka noua 04:40
Le jeu du mouchoir pratiqué par les enfants le soir, au clair de lune…
Dama wey 04:51
Je vais la nuit dans la forêt pour chasser.
C’est la mère qui connait le mieux son enfant…
Que n’avons-nous pas encore fait nous deux ?
Neloungoro 05:15
La jeune fille est belle et coquette, tous les hommes du village la désirent… mais elle est trop fière pour dire oui…


First international release for a raw and heavy Guinean Jazz session from “Maestro” Kwi Bamba, leader of the 60s State-funded orchestra Nimba Jazz, the precursor to Bembeya Jazz National.
The album was recorded in the forested region of Northern Guinea near the border with Ivory Coast in 1997 direct to minidisc by Frédéric Migeon and covers a variety of styles from Guinea, mainly from the Guerzé and Kpellé traditions.


released November 14, 2018

Enregistrement par Frédéric Migeon avec un enregistreur minidisc Sharp MD-MT 20 équipé d’un micro ECM-MS 907 Sony à Gama Berema en 1999
Mastering par………
coordination projet par Lionel Martin
Photo cover de Marc Ambrogiani extraite du livre et de l’exposition « Quand tu aimes il faut partir »
Conception graphique par Valentine Dupont
Morceaux traditionnels/arrangements Orchestre de Gama Berema
Les titres ont été transcrits par Paul Yombouno et sont écrits phonétiquement
Production Frédéric Migeon

Merci à « Maître » Kwi, Marcel Haba, Lionel Martin, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Paul Yombouno, Marc Ambrogiani, David Georgelet, Valentine Dupont, Marion Gensane, Sandrine Zoller, Samira Ben-Embarek et Marie Loyzance.


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