This evening celebrates the release of two albums of two of the most interesting West African artists. Both currently live in Brussels. The event will start with Kaito Winse, who, as a Burkina Faso griot, will transmit us a part of his heritage. Kaito sings and plays different traditional instruments, such as flutes, the arc bow, the tama, the calabash … not to mention his extensive knowledge of traditional dances of the Samo and Mossi population. Kaito is one of the artists who were selected for the Matonge Sounds accompanying trajectories. We have always appreciated his sincere and humble music, and we can’t wait to have you discover his album “Kaladounia” (“Here the World”).
Malick Pathé Sow is now based in Belgium, but he has long pedigrees in Senegalese music, as part of Baaba Maal’s band. After his highly acclaimed albums “Maayo Men” and “Aduna” (with kora player Bao Sissoko), we had to wait quite some time until Malik Pathe Sow reappeared with a new album, but here it is! With his new CD “Annoore”, Malik Pathe Sow builds a bridge between Dakar and his new Brussels home. The album was recorded in both cities and addresses several subjects. Some tracks exhort young people to actively participate in public and political debate. One track advocates the role of Africa as the cradle of the world. Malik also sings the challenges of a technological society, or attends to the blind, without forgetting the culture and traditions of his Peuhl roots. Sometimes, when listening to this music, you’ll feel compelled to dance. Other songs invite you to continence. However, Malik Pathe Sow continues to challenge himself in the album “Annoore” (“divine light”), and proves that he’s one of the great Senegalese authors and composers of his generation.
“Music that carries you into another landscape” (The Telegraph on Malick Pathe Sow’s concert at Womad)
- Malick Pathe Sow : hoddu, guitar, voice
- Désiré Some: guitar, bass
- Mady Kouyate: guitar, bass, balafon
- Bao Sissoko: kora
- Robert Falk: guitar
- Octave Komlan : percussions