June 18, 2016

Pivi et les Balladins
Editions Syliphone Conakry 1972

Pivi et les Balladins, voorkant

We kennen allemaal Balla et ses Balladins. In het citaat hieronder
kun je lezen waarom de groep tijdelijk onder een andere naam
opereerde. Mandingo muziek uit 1972, niet te missen..

We all know Balla et ses Balladins, read in the coming lines why the
group temporarily played under another name. Not to miss mandingo.

Much of ses & les Balladins’ success lies in the instrumentation: both
leaders, Balla & Pivi are horn players rather than guitarists or singers.
They were both serious musicologists, deeply into folkloric research.
In 1970, government interference with the bands personnel forced the
transfer of several band members to be part of Miriam Makeba’s
back-up band while she was living in Guinea. A new singer was
assigned to the band. Balla had a falling-out with some government
officials over their interference. He was briefly replaced as leader by
his friend & trombone player Pivi Moriba, to be restored following
the intervention of President Ahned Sékou Touré himself.

titels ;

01 – yahadi gere
02 – Fi sama
03 – Fon n’tan siga
04 – Keba mirima
05 – Sankaran ka
06 – Ka noutea
07 – Sakha a firma
08 – Responsable supreme


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