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Syliphone Years


Syliphone Years by Stern's Africa at Silent Rider Music. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. When the West African nation of Guinea achieved independence in 1958, the new government hastened to encourage local art forms. Within a few years, each region had its own orchestra and Bembeya Jazz (named for a river flowing through their South-Western home province) was considered the best of all. Fronted by Aboubacar Demba Camara¹s visceral yet sensitively phrased vocals, the sinuous, glistening guitar of Sékou ''Diamond Fingers'' Diabaté and a full-blooded brass section, the band became


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When the West African nation of Guinea achieved independence in 1958, the new government hastened to encourage local art forms. Within a few years, each region had its own orchestra and Bembeya Jazz (named for a river flowing through their South-Western home province) was considered the best of all. Fronted by Aboubacar Demba Camara¹s visceral yet sensitively phrased vocals, the sinuous, glistening guitar of Sékou "Diamond Fingers" Diabaté and a full-blooded brass section, the band became a national institution and the first Guinean ensemble to perform outside Africa. These 26 tracks were originally released as 45 RPM singles and on LPs from the Syliphon label and if the sound quality varies, the music has held up remarkably well. Bembeya's nonpareil synthesis of slow-simmering Latin rhythms with otherworldly Islamic traditions constitutes a priceless legacy that simply must be heard. Fans of 1960s Congolese music and Senegal's Orchestre Baobab will adore them. --Christina Roden

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Manufacturer:Stern's Africa
Publisher:Stern's Africa
Studio:Stern's Africa
UPC:740042302129
EAN:0740042302129
Item Weight:0.28 pounds
Item Size:5.75 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
Package Weight:0.18 pounds
Package Size:4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches

Syliphone Years by Stern's Africa

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