Music from Senegal – Laba Sosseh

Laba Badara Sosseh (* March 12, 1943  in Bathurst, now Banjul, Gambia; † September 20, 2007 in Dakar, Senegal) was a senegambian  salsa musician.

Here is song “Aminata ”

Music from the Netherlands/Gambia – Mdungu

A great find today: Mdungu, a group of nine musicians performing jazz and afro-jazz music. Here’s their great song “Pick Up“:

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Music from Gambia – Jalex Akuntu

Jalex  a.k.a. Akuntu ( real name Malang Touray), is a Gambiam musician. His grandfather was a famous Géwël who encouraged him as a youth to pursue the Afro-Manding style of music combining his melodic singer’s voice with the traditional Afro-Mandinka genre of music. He himself calls it “Afro-Afric”. Here´s  his amazing song:  “Tellen-dango dinna”