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LABOUR w/ Dial Mbaye

DAKAR, 22.11.21

This month’s show features the great living Senegalese griot singer, Dial Moussa Ale, aka Dial Mbaye. Featuring such classic tracks as Bété Bété and Mariages Precoces, her lyrics deal with dynamics of Senegalese social life, including themes of inter-familial dynamics, generational hierarchies, social structure, and relationships of disciple and guide on the path to spiritual understanding. Focusing on her albums from the 1990s such as Bacarec Daramane, Ziar, Saxiir Caam A Fi Sargal Jigeen and others, the instrumentation includes a classic mbalax lineup of keys, guitar, drumset and talking drum in a band formation fundamentally built upon the sabar drums, and sometimes here including kora and xalam, as heard on the Bete Bete album with Le Groupe Fulle.

Tracklist

  • Dial Mbaye
    Ziar
  • Dial Mbaye
    Bakk Jigeen (Taalif)
  • Dial Mbaye 
    Linguere
  • Dial Mbaye 
    Demna Nieuwna
  • Dial Mbaye
    Ziar
  • Dial Mbaye
    Touki
  • Dial Mbaye
    Mariages Precoces
  • Dial Moussa Ale & Le Groupe Fulle
    Bété Bété
  • Dial Moussa Ale & Le Groupe Fulle
    Ndenkaane
  • Dial Moussa Ale & Le Groupe Fulle
    Djine Ji
  • Dial Moussa Ale & Le Groupe Fulle
    Jeeg Bi
  • Dial Mbaye 
    Linguere