Mark Ernestus Presents Djery Djery and Mbene Diatta Seck

Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh

Mark Ernestus Presents Djery Djery and Mbene Diatta Seck - Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh

A stunning new production by the Rhythm & Sound ace, drawn from his recording sessions with some of Senegal's greatest musicians — a griot clan of Sabar drummers from Kaolack in Senegal, led by Bakane Seck, with guest players and vocalists, including many mainstays of the bands of Baaba Maal, Youssou N'Dour and company. Jeri-Jeri's style of Mbalax is swingeingly masterful — heady and hard-grooving, with highly complex, fiercely succinct poly-rhythms — an ancient-futuristic music, mesmeric but sharp as nails, super-charged with drama. Featuring the lovelorn vocals of guest Mbene Diatta Seck, Sabar traditions are fused with furious Afro-Cubanismo, hard funk-rock, and shards of high-life. Ernestus' nasty, hypnotic, stripped dub — an Mbalax first — edges in the bass, profiles the talmbat and tungun drums, and scoops the semantics out of the singing.

12inch Ndagga: ND01 € 8,99