This multi-talented band demonstrates on this album its ability to cross over different kinds of music, from Mbalax to Afro-Cuban and Afro-Jazz ballads without loosing any tip from its original Psychedelic Sound with the fuzz guitars, strong horn sections and percussion, which gave to the band this unique identity.
Five out of seven overall tracks feature Bassirou Sarr, a truly exceptional singer. Whether in a ballad or some explosive Mbalax, Bassirou's voice is always full of emotion. One of the two remaining tunes, a great latin cover sung by Assane Camara, shows how good performers Dieuf-Dieul actually were and finally one powerful Mbalax track sung by the great Griot Gora Mbaye, displaying his strong links to the tradition of Senegal.
On this Vol.2 we proudly present the rest of their recorded tracks from the same session as the one featured on Vol.1 plus three tracks from a totally lost recording they did back in 1981. The double LP comes with an MP3 download code.
Delighted to announce that Dieuf-Dieul are back together after 32 years, preparing for their first international tour not only to prove that their fame was not an urban legend. Enjoy!
Teranga Beat proudly presents the second volume of previously unreleased early-'80s recordings by Senegalese band Dieuf-Dieul de Thiès, demonstrating their ability to move from Mbalax to Afro-Cuban and Afro-jazz ballads without losing any of their original psychedelic sound and unique identity. Five out of these seven tracks feature Bassirou Sarr, a truly exceptional singer. Whether he's singing a ballad or some explosive Mbalax, his voice is always full of emotion. One of the two other tunes, a great Latin cover sung by Assane Camara, shows the true skill of Dieuf-Dieul; the other, a powerful Mbalax track sung by the great griot Gora Mbaye, displays his strong links to the tradition of Senegal. These three singers, together with bandleader and guitarist Pape Seck, combined traditional rhythms from all the regions of Senegal with fuzz guitars, horn sections, and hallucinatory percussion to create an explosive mixture of electric psychedelia and the wisdom of local musical traditions. Aw Sa Yone Vol. 2 includes the rest of the recordings from the early-'80s session featured on Vol. 1 (TBCD 017CD, 2013), plus three tracks from a lost 1981 recording. CD includes 16-page booklet containing photos and liner notes outlining the amazing story of this lost treasure. Mastered and mixed from the original tapes. At the time of this release, Dieuf-Dieul are back together for the first time since 1983, preparing for their first international tour to prove that their fame is not merely an urban legend.
TRACK LISTING1. Ariyo
2. Am Sa Waye
3. Rumba Para Parejas
6. Sidy Ndiaye