Wasulun fenkorow

by Séga Sidibé

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"Wasulun fenkorow" (ancient things from the Wassoulou) is a unique recording, gathering rhythms and songs from Sega Sidibe's native folklore - the highly regarded wasulunke musical tradition. Although some of these rhythms are quite famous and still popular, like Didadi (track #5), N'grinba (aka Wassolonka) and the rhythm accompanying the Sogoninkun mask, the others are rarely played nowadays.
All can be heard in their most traditional and genuine form.
Enjoy these treasures from the past!

"Wasulun fenkorow" (les choses anciennes du Wassoulou) est un enregistrement unique présentant des rythmes et des chants issus du folklore de la région natale de Séga Sidibé. Bien que certains de ces rythmes soient encore aujourd'hui très populaires (Didadi #5, N'grinba - connu ailleurs sous le nom de "Wassolonka", et le rythme accompagnant le masque Sogoninkun), les autres tendent à disparaître. Tous ces rythmes sont interprétés ici dans leur forme la plus traditionnelle.
Découvrez ces trésors du passé!


released January 23, 2015

Mariam Bagayogo - Lead vocals / chant
Aminata Traoré - Lead vocals / chant
Korotomou Traoré - Back-up vocals / chœurs
Deniba Sanogo - Back-up vocals / chœurs

Séga Sidibé - Solo djembe and vocals / chant (#1)
Souleymane Sidibé - Back-up djembe, solo djembe (#7), vocals / chant (#1)
Karim Coulibaly - Bari, jidunun, daro and lead vocals / chant (#1), solo djembe (#7)
Mahamadou Traoré - Gongoni, bari, vocals / chant (#1)
Boubacar Bagayogo - Gongoni, jidunun, yabara, vocals / chant (#1)
Abdoulaye Diawara - Flute, Yabara

Bamako, december / décembre 2001
Compositions and artistic direction: Séga Sidibé
Recording, liner notes and photos / Enregistrement, textes et photos: Patrick le Du



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Séga Sidibé Bamako, Mali

Séga Sidibé is a djembe master from Mali. Born and raised in the Wassoulou, he came to Bamako in the early 60's to play for the many events of the fast-growing capital. His talent rapidly became famous and he was recruited to lead the Bamako district ballet as first soloist and artistic director until the 90's.
Now retired, he continues to share his immense knowledge, in Mali and in Europe.
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