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Les freres Guisse

Mary Ann Kennedy presents a session from Les freres Guisse, a trio of Senegalese brothers who combine close harmony singing, acoustic guitars and percussion. Plus new world music.

Mary Ann Kennedy presents a trio of Senegalese brothers in session, Les Frères Guissé. The three brothers Djiby, Cheik and Aliou Guissé originate from the Fouta Tooro area in the North of Senegal. Their music, combining poetic lyrics and close harmony singing, two acoustic guitars and a variety of percussion, is based on different rhythms of the Toucouleur, such as the Yela.

Plus new music from around the globe.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Mar 2011 23:15

Music Played

  • Taraf de Haïdouks & Kočani Orkestar - Jarretelle (3:52)

    Composer: Sapo Perapaskero

  • Eric Agyeman

    I Don't Care (8:16)

    Composer: Bernard Boateng

    • 80s World Music Classics - When the World was Young.
    • 2011 CD Nascente NASCP001 CD 2 Track 6.
  • Asa

    Bro Da Olé (3:50)

    Composer: Bukola Elemide

    • Beautiful Imperfection.
    • 2010 CD Naïve NV822111 Track 11.
  • Celia Cruz

    Bachata en Navidad (2:23)

    Composer: Jose S Badan, Francisco Olivera

    • Cuba’s Queen of Song.
    • 2011 CD Nascente NSDCD025 CD 2 Track 9.
  • Caravan Palace

    Violente Valse (3:33)

    • Caravan Palace.
    • 2008 CD Wrasse WRASS266 Track 8.
  • Sultans of String

    Highlander 10 Speed (4:10)

    Composer: Chris McKhool

    • Yalla Yalla!.
    • 2009 CD MCK 2045 Track 6.
  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80

    Mr. Big Thief (7:35)

    • From Africa with Fury: Rise.
    • 2011 CD Knitting Factory Records.
  • Studio Session

    • Les Frères Guissé

      CC le Feu (4:14)

      Composer: Les Freres Guisse Performers: Djiby Guisse (guitar, vocals) Cheikh Guisse (guitar, vocals) Aliou Guisse (perc)

      • BBC Recording, Sound Engineer James Birtwiste, Recorded on the 21st March 2011 at Maida Vale.
    • Les Frères Guissé

      Fouta (6:13)

      Composer: Les Freres Guisse Performers: Djiby Guisse (guitar, vocals) Cheikh Guisse (guitar, vocals) Aliou Guisse (perc)

      • BBC Recording, Sound Engineer James Birtwiste, Recorded on the 21st March 2011 at Maida Vale.
  • Mônica Vasconcelos

    A Rã (3:40)

    Composer: Joao Donato, Caetano Veloso

    • Vintage Brasil.
    • 2011 CD Mulita Records Track 5.
  • Azymuth

    Diz No Pé (3:20)

    • Aurora.
    • 2011 CD Far Out FARO157CD Track 6.
  • Studio Session

    • Les Frères Guissé

      Silmaxa (6:03)

      Composer: Les Freres Guisse Performers: Djiby Guisse (guitar, vocals) Cheikh Guisse (guitar, vocals) Aliou Guisse (perc)

      • BBC Recording, Sound Engineer James Birtwiste, Recorded on the 21st March 2011 at Maida Vale.
    • Les Frères Guissé

      Baabaabe (4:31)

      Composer: Les Freres Guisse Performers: Djiby Guisse (guitar, vocals) Cheikh Guisse (guitar, vocals) Aliou Guisse (perc)

      • BBC Recording, Sound Engineer James Birtwiste, Recorded on the 21st March 2011 at Maida Vale.
  • Frank Yamma

    She Cried (5:47)

    • Countryman.
    • 2010 CD Wantok Music W0001 Track 1.
  • Rayna Gellert

    Lord I Want More Religion (3:41)

    Composer: E C Ball

    • Face a Frowning World.
    • 2009 CD Tompkins Square TSQ2288 Track 7.
  • Sivasakthi Sivanesan

    Enadu Muruga (3:55)

    Composer: Sri Yazhpanam Veeramani Iyer Performers: Smt. Sivasakthi Sivanesan (voice) Sri K S Bavanishankar (mridangam) Sri BK Chandrashekhar (violin) Sri M Sivarajah (Ganjira and tabla) Sri K Sithamparanathan (morsing)

    • Shraddhaanjali.
    • CD Vani Fine Arts Track 9.
  • Orchestre National de Barbès

    Sidi Yahia-bnet Paris (5:08)

    • Rendez-vous Barbès.
    • CD Le Chant du Monde CDM 165 Track 1.
  • Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Cotonou Club

    Gbeti Madjro (2:46)

    Performers: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Cotonou Club, Andjelique Kidjo

    • Tout-Puissant.
    • CD Strut STRUT077CD Track 4.

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