January 23, 2018


Dear visitors,
I have just removed all Syllart productions from my blog.
Reason is the following message;

” Hi global groovers,

We see all those albums from our catalogue available on your site to be free downloaded !!!
It’s a real problem and it’s an illegal piracy of a catalogue for which you haven’t any rights or licenses.
So we officially ask to you to remove the download link for all album from syllart catalogue.
Without quick answer from your part, we give that topic to our lawyer in Paris.
we looking forward to hear you.

Julien Dayan
Syllart records
Label Manager ”

It was fun as long as it lasted,
no worries though, there are plenty of other posts left.
We must respect the business point of view of labels and artists.
If anyone has a problem with content of the Global Groove,
please let us know..


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  1. Pius A. Adoyo 23 January 2018 at 14:07 - Reply

    Most unfortunate Moos, however, these are some of the realities in life that we often encounter!

  2. gerrit 23 January 2018 at 22:32 - Reply

    Yeah, but i still wonder how much of the sales will be forwarded to tha artists. Probably nothing at all. Most of the Syllart production was payed bij the Guinean taxpayers anyway. And most of the stuff they bring is traditional.
    Finally i think it is ludicrous to have copyright on music for 70 years. Thats way some political parties aim to reduce that to 5 to 7 years.

    But the music industry is known for its greed.

    Its best that you took your posts down, because lawyers are no fun people.

    ciao regazza

  3. Mouhamadou Falilou Ndiaye 23 January 2018 at 22:51 - Reply

    I know how it feels. They did the same thing to my YouTube channel. I respect that as well. It was apleasure getting all those LPs from you. Thanks for sharing.

  4. im 24 January 2018 at 06:44 - Reply

    Bummer. Your site is a glorious tribute to a wonderful and obscure range of music. You have taught me much over the years and I’ve shared with as many friends as will listen. Thank you.

    I hope you keep up the good work and don’t let this unfortunate event get under your skin.

    You are doing more for this music that you know.

  5. anon 24 January 2018 at 11:37 - Reply

    Please leave the posts up, even without the link if you can – always nice to have the writeup and comments

    • Moos 24 January 2018 at 13:53 - Reply

      ..too late, they’re gone..

  6. glinka21 24 January 2018 at 13:50 - Reply

    I’d love to see documents proving ownership of the older material by the newer company, but who wants to get into that sort of judicial wrangling? In any case, as others have stressed, you do a world of good, and nothing should be allowed to jeopardize that.

  7. ngoni 24 January 2018 at 19:37 - Reply

    Hello friends, a pity but nothing serious, leaving aside if the copyright was acquired legally by the late Ibrahim Sylla or not, the interesting thing is that the music is still alive.
    As far as I can see, the young heiress is doing a great job to maintain and disseminate the Syllart Records catalog, she is putting all the albums on YouTube and offering the songs for legal listening or downloading, including Binetou, herself has a series of interviews to promote artists; in short, life goes on, and music lives.
    On the other hand, other labels such as Bolibana do not know in which hands they are.
    At least they have entered the blog and on request what is offered in it, I think that is how it should be done.

  8. Anonymous 25 January 2018 at 21:34 - Reply

    Syllart reissues of Guinean & Malian music have an atrocious, muddy sound. I seriously doubt they have been approved by the artists. I would never buy them and I always feel disappointed when I download one. Removing that stuff from your blog has increased the blog’s quality considerably.

    • ngoni 27 January 2018 at 20:29 - Reply

      I can not defend the way in which Syllart appropriated so many classic recordings, but the sound of their records was not the same as all the recordings of the 80s that did not come from the original master, those of Shanachie for example, were sometimes nefarious.
      Those of Syllart are wonderful if we compare them with those of Camara Productión, some are inaudible.

  9. Everlyne 26 January 2018 at 17:46 - Reply

    Hello Moos, I have a slightly strange question, but I hope you`ll be able to answer me. Is there a chance to list the 10 longest tracks from your collection and the albums I can find them? Thanks so much in advance. Everlyne

    • Moos 26 January 2018 at 22:46 - Reply

      okay, I’ll get back on that..hang on..

      • Everlyne 27 January 2018 at 10:41 - Reply

        Thanks so much for the list which I just received.

  10. Moos 28 January 2018 at 12:14 - Reply

    Dear visitors,
    Thank you very much for your endless support. wether the soundquality of Syllart Products was good or bad, I don’t really care. The most important thing is we had an opportunity to listen to the music. The Global Groove is all about listening and enjoying almost forgotten music and giving it a new chance. Please keep up spreading the word and the music and all together we keep alive these treasures worldwide…just stay tuned and for years to come we’ll save as much valuable music as we can…cheers folks..

  11. David S 3 February 2018 at 16:25 - Reply

    Thank you for what you are doing, Moos. You did more for the artists and the music that the labels had been doing – if Syllart wants to get the music out there with profits to them and musicians, great. But while they are doing nothing with their old catalog rights, in my book you are doing the right thing.

  12. 3000stars 4 February 2018 at 03:17 - Reply

    I think your are doing a great job for bands not for copy right owners!We came to know accross these downloads to discover bands we wouldnt get closer…I always defend bloggers because they promote for free bands that are on the edge of the music industry….Many of these musicians if alive today are certainly shaving walls!!!They pretend defending musicians but that s far beyond reality. saddly!!!

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