LES AMAZONES DE GUINEE

Cat# STCD1106

WAMATO

STERNS AFRICA


Released: 18 Feb 2008
Country: GUINEA

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Price: £12.95



• The flowing, loping rhythms so particular to Guinea; the harmonic cycles that mesmerise and seduce; the vocals, sometimes sweet, sometimes strident but always full of conviction; is there any other band like ‘Les Amazones’? As the cry at the beginning of this album attests - “Retour en force des Amazones!” (The Amazones - back with a vengeance!) – these women demand to be heard

"Lead guitarist Yaya Kouyate and rhythm guitarist N'sira Tounkara create mesmerically circling, interwoven riffs, over which solo singers hector abrasively, or sink into sweet harmonies. Saxophones add percussive clout, or sultry jazz melodies. The freedom of thiss fine military band comes when they put their guns down."

Nick Hasted TheIndependent

"...every weapon you'd expect to find in the armoury of a great West African dance record is here infectious Mande rhythms, ringing electric guitars, riffing horns, soulful lead vocals, hypnotic call-and-response harmonies and a thrilling battery of percussion"

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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Wamato 04:25
02 Deni Wana 03:57
03 Reine Nyepou 06:20
04 Ndaren 04:19
05 Be Ni Son 04:35
06 Djama 05:12
07 Kania 04:56
08 Zawi 03:30
09 Alhamdoulilah 05:05
10 Meilleurs Voeux 05:17
11 Demembalou 04:38
12 Meres D'Afrique 03:52

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