THE MUSIC OF SERENITY

JALI BABOU SAHO

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TAMALLA

JALI BABOU SAHO

RBL MUSIC - 2022

RELEASE DATE : APRIL 29, 2022

(GAMBIA)

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Musicians:
Jali Babou Saho (Baboucar Saho) - kora, vocals
Francesco Mascio - guitar
Esharef Alì Mhagag - vocals
Fabiana Dota - vocals
Alberto La Neve - sax
Tonino Palamara - percussion
Paolo Mazziotti - bass
Domenico Benvenuto - drums

Tracklist;
01 Nkidetta (Loneliness) 05:33
02 Tamalla (Traveler)05:48
03 Kelly Manying (Not To Violence)05:04
04 Fonding Ke Luu (Youth)05:17
05 Harreh Mujanni (Not To The War)05:34
06 Kanno (Love)04:15

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"TAMALLA" IS THE DEBUT ALBUM
OF SINGER AND KORA PLAYER JALI BABOU SAHO, BORN IN BANJUL(GAMBIA) IN 1983. THE KORA IS A STRING INSTRUMENT OF TRADITIONAL WEST AFRICAN MUSIC OF WHICH JALI JAKUBA SAHO (FATHER OF BABOU ) IS A RECOGNIZED MASTER IN THE COMMUNITY. "GRIOT" IS AN ORAL TRADITION OF THE MANDINGO CULTURE THAT THROUGH THE NARRATOR  REFERS TO AN EXTENDED PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE THAT DEEPENS INTO THE CONCEPTS OF PEACE AND KNOWLEDGE TO ACHIEVE A COLLECTIVE HARMONY. MUSIC IS A WAY OF CELEBRATION AND TRANSMISSION, A PROPOSAL OF MAN IN THE CHALLENGE OF LIVING IN COMMUNION WITH EVERYTHING THAT THIS PROVOCATION PROPOSES. JALI BABOU SAHO MOVED TO ITALY WITH THE KORA IN HIS BACKPACK AND THE WILL AND NEED TO TRANSMIT ALL THIS ANCESTRAL CULTURE AWAY FROM HIS HOME. THERE HE STARTED TO RECOGNIZE HIMSELF WITH BANDS SUCH AS "AFRICAN MELOKAN", "AFRICAN PATRIOTS REGGAE BAND" OR "BABUBAGGIA TRIO", UNTIL HE MET GUITARIST FRANCESCO MASCIO, WHO WAS FASCINATED WITH HIS MUSIC AND PROPOSED HIM TO COLLABORATE ON HIS ALBUM "I THALASSA MAS". BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, MASCIO PROPOSED HIM TO RECORD THIS ALBUM, IN WHICH ITALIAN AND AFRICAN MUSICIANS JOINED IN THE STUDIO AND RECORDED IT LIVE WITH TOTAL AND ABSOLUTE CREATIVE FREEDOM. THE RESULT IS A MUSICAL WORK THAT REFLECTS IN A UNQUESTIONABLE, IMAGINATIVE AND FAITHFUL WAY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND HIS MUSIC WITH THE HISTORY BEHIND HIS OWN TRADITION AND CULTURE. ONCE AGAIN THE BLUES IN ITS ORIGINS.

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Francesco Mascio feat Jali Babou Saho

2019

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Francesco Mascio is a young and transgressive jazz guitarist, born in Cassino (Italy) in 1981. An indisputable name in the Italian jazz scene, he had his first contact with music in his childhood and has an academic background that has allowed him to base his different proposals in experimentation and the search for alternative sonorities and structures that can lead him to go through passages using cuts from Bebop to funk, the fusion of world music or the emotion of blues. Active as a professional since 1998, he has worked not only as an instrumentalist but also as a producer and arranger, his record production to date consists of eight albums, one of them live, and he has toured the entire country in clubs in front small audiences as well as in great jazz festivals.

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05/25/2022