Mark Ernestus presents
JERI-JERI with Mbene Diatta Seck:


Ndagga ND-02 ( 12″ / Download )

A1: Xale
A2: Xale Rhythm
B: Daguagne

A sophomore three-tracker: singer Mbene Diatta Seck in sombre consideration of street-kids and parental neglect, buoyed by propulsive drumming and trenchant bass; a second version without vocals, laying bare the poly-rhythmic interplay between marimba and percussion; and a mesmeric six-minute instrumental, with bassist Thierno Sarr grooving out on the top string of his instrument, bringing an elusive Manding flavour to the deep Mbalax mix.

12″: Hard WaxHonest Jon’s
Download: Hard WaxiTunesBoomkatJuno