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Afro-Jazz-Folk Collection (LP) - Super Biton De Ségou

Titel : Afro-Jazz-Folk Collection (LP)

Artiest(en) : Super Biton De Ségou

Genre : Vinyl: LPs nieuw

Medium : Vinyl

Jaar : 11-2021

Label : Deviation

€ 26,99


Afro Jazz Folk Collection Vol 1 (gatefold 2xLP in spot-varnished sleeve)
Prachtige verzamel dubbel LP van dit orkest uit Mali
1. Ndossokè (5:49)
2. Super Biton (7:07)
1. Kamalen Wari (17:38)
1. Labamfè (15:54)
2. Primpin (4:06)
1. Bwabaro (6:34)
2. Soumousso Haba (6:15)
3. Garan (5:56)
The Super Biton has existed since the 60s, like Ségou, its orchestra, the Super Biton has always remained behind what was done in Bamako and in the big cities of Africa. The Ségou orchestra developed and incorporated amplified instruments that mingle with brass, in particular electric guitars, symbols of modernity at the time. It opens up to Cuban music, and congas and bongos complement the sound of the orchestra. The group drew a unique sound from it, a perfect balance between tradition and the modern. There are about fifteen artists on stage, singers, guitarists, drummer and percussionists...
Ségou is a crossroads between Bambara, Fulani, Mandingo and Somono cultures and Biton has drawn on all these traditions to create a repertoire extremely rich in rhythms nd words. Some musicians completed their training in Cuba. They play "bambara jazz", incorporating a lot of brass instruments such as saxophone, trumpet, clarinet. The compositions are modern and sophisticated.
The Super Biton triumphed at the National Biennials in 1972, 1974 and 1976. Ségou is twinned with the city of Angoulême, the orchestra was invited to play at the Angoulême festival. They played there for several years, and a high point was in 1986, when Christian Mousset, the Festival Director, organized the Super Biton tour, in France at the Nancy Jazz Festival, in West Germany and in East Germany.
Super Biton has for years been the best known and most sought-after orchestra of Mali outside the country’s borders, the Super Biton transcends the only Bambara heritage with its repertoire.