Friday, January 22, 2010

Gardawa - Traditional African meets jazz

On my last trip to Niger I found a CD by 'The Gardawa', a group consisting of Nigerien and European musicians who, together, fuse afro beat and jazz to form traditional Niger music with Western undertones. Lead by Garba Ali the group includes

Sani Tankari: Tambari, vocals
Mahamadou Naban: Karbou, vocals
Chrystelle Lanaute Blanc: Flute
Lukas Aimard: Bass
Jean-Marc White: drums, percussion
Nicolas Corradi: alto sax, soprano sax
Matthieu Mollard: keyboards, melodica, drums

Have three of their clips on skydrive if you wanna hear them

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