Mark Ernestus presents JERI-JERI:


Ndagga ND-03 ( 12″ / Download )

A1: with Ale & Khadim Mboup: Casamance
A2: with Mbene Diatta Seck: Sama Yaye
B1: Casamance Version
B2: Sama Yaye Version

The opener is a traditional Jola rhythm, typically fast and energetic, with tuned, talking and kit drums swarming over a kind of skeletal downhome guitar, somewhere between blues and disco. The Mboup brothers make a soaring, impassioned plea for an end to division and bloodshed in their Casamance homeland.
Then a more deeply dug-in, spaced-out funk, edgily spun from a Serer rhythm, underpinning Mbene’s reflective song about parental sacrifice. ‘Sama Yaye’, ‘My Mother’.
Both with full instrumental versions.

12″: Hard WaxHonest Jon’s
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