Monday, May 10, 2010

Mdungu - Afro What! (2009)

Artist: Mdungu
Title Of Album: Afro What!
Year Of Release: 2009
Label: Zimbraz/Music & Words
Genre: Afro-beat / Funk / Jazz
Format: MP3
Bitrate: VBR ~210 kbps
Tracks: 10
Total Time: 52:59 min
Total Size: 77 MB


01. Afro What!?
02. Boolow Gambia
03. Slow Music
04. Confusion
05. Pick Up
06. Walk To Togo
07. Kabbaya
08. Mali Express
09. Rio Nights
10. Paps Toure

- Clique Aki:

Band Members:

Thijs van Milligen - alto sax, bandleader (NL)
Job Chajes - baritone sax (NL)
David Beukers - tenor sax, vocals (NL)
Michiel Bel - guitar (NL)
Frank Jonas - guitar (NL)
Merijn van de Wijdeven - bass (NL)
Ebou Gaye Mada - sabar, djembe, talking drums, vocals (Gambia)
Ruben Montes - percussion (ES)
Benoit Martiny - drums (LUX)

About Mdungu
Mdungu is a formation of nine international musicians based in The Netherlands. Their style is unique. Intense, raw and highly danceable. A fat horn section, a thriving rhythm section, lyric guitars and a pinch of vocals are the cornerstones of the Mdungu sound. Mdungu is influenced by the Griots of Mali, the Afrobeat of Nigeria and the Mbalax of Senegal. Mixed with funk, rock, jazz and samba, played with heart and soul: African music the Mdungu way.

AFRO WHAT!? is Mdungu's debut album released in May 2009. The album was very well received in the Benelux and has been released in the rest of Europe in the fall of 2009. The recordings are mixed by producer/guitarist Justin Adams, who is well known from his award winning work with Tinariwen, his own group the Justin Adams / Juldeh Camara Trio and Robert Plants Strange Sensation. The album is released by Zimbraz, a division of Music & Words.

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