November 16, 2008

TAKAMBA!!!!

Believe me, the exclamation marks are in no way exaggerated when introducing this cassette. The rather tame track on "Le Festival au Désert" doesn't do justice to the raw force of Super Onze de Gao. And the soft flowing dance in this video will probably confuse, rather than explain his explosive version of the takamba rhythm.

Technically this is one of the most chaotic recordings I have, with cuts and breaks and channels dropping off. But for its unbridled energy it is in a league of its own....

Super Onze - Achalal

11 comments:

NGONI said...
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NGONI said...

A really hard to digest recording, I think that it is the dance of Holley Horey a Songhai dance where the dancers fall into a trance and are possessed by spirits.

Ali Touré told us the legacy of her grandmother, who knew the ceremonies to communicate her with the Geniuses of the River.

I like to hear it,but would appreciate a recording of the dance Takanba or Takamba that can be enjoyed at any time.
Thanks.

www.geocities.com/infomali/Musique/sonrai.htm

NGONI said...

New link for Soraï,holley-horey.

http://maliba.8m.com/Musique/sonrai.htm

Anonymous said...

Now, first CD out from Super Onze:

http://super11.bandcamp.com/album/super-onze

A.

Horst said...

www.superonze.org.
physical CD on Cdbaby soon.

Super 11 said...

www.takamba.com

Super 11 said...

www.takamba.com

Super 11 said...

http://vimeo.com/21088185

WrldServ said...

@Super 11 (Horst): Instead of repeating the same link in a number of comments it would be wiser to contact me through the mail address in my profile.
I have more posts of the music of this great group in mind...

Anonymous said...

Yes, please! That would be great, Stefan!

I might get in contact with Issa Touré, soon.
A