Tweede release op Dakar Sound, 1993 Sorano Singers accompanied by SK7 & Le Super Etoile.
It was in the 70`s that Dakar-businessman Mass Diokhane, dealer in cars and radio-cassette players, got the idea to produce young talent of his neighbourhood on a label called Touba Auto K7. So he hired a technician and they started to record a new sound of booming Dakar.
After the huge success of Etoile 200 (DKS001) Diokhane`s next idea was to record the Sorano singers, who are the vocalists of the national ensemble. They practice and perform at the Sorano theatre in Dakar, which is still the breeding place for new traditional talent. Diokhane taped the music almost without rehearsing, using just two microphones, as the various singers improvise their text on a well known traditional melody.
The Sorano singers are presented here with a selection of songs from their individual cassetees, all released in the beginning of the eighties. Madiodio makes her entrance on the CD with a song called Xouda Doki. She is accompanied by a mysterious group called SK7. The others are backed up by non other than Super Etoile. Kine Lam and Khar M`Baye Madiaga are brought to you with traditional songs. Kine sings about the love for her country. She is by now Senegal`s most popular female singer. Khar M`Baye Madiaga`s biggest success was Khaaro Yalah. She sang it at the popular wrestling championships and also recorded it on her second cassette. The male Singers on this CD are Madiop Seck and N`Diaye Samba M`Boup. Madiop Seck died some years ago, M`Boup is now the first male vocalist in Kine Lam`s group.
1. Madiodio - Xouda Doki (6:24)
2. Madiop Seck - Gorglou (6:29)
3. Khar M`Baye Madiaga - Kharo Yallah (7:25)
4. Madiop Seck - Galayaba - (7:45)
5. N`Diaye Samba M`Boup - Lika Nao (6:32)
6. Kine Lam - Senegal (6:41)
7. Madiodio - Bay Yanga Touba (7:38)