Afro Mandinko Promo

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Diafrix – Mama Africa (ft. King Marong)

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Federation Square New Years Eve 08-09

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One Africa

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Afro Mandinko CD

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Bantaba Binde’s CD – Afro Manding Sounds

BantabaBinde_cd Hot off the Press is Bantaba Binde’s new CD “Afro Manding Sounds”, which has received airplay on JJJ’s world music show (Playlist)

The CD features the drumming and vocals of King Marong and Mbackeh Darboe.

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TRACK LISTING AND LINER NOTES:

Track Play sample Notes
1. Saatewo Musso
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‘Where I was standing my tears fell.’ To the people of the world, I come to advise you with peace and love, respect human rights.
2. Dawda Sanneh
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Is a great Mandinka drummer. A traditional song of Mandinka proverb. Where the people of a village sing for Dawda Sanneh to play his drum so they can dance. ‘The Dragon has horns but he will not pierce you. So play your drum so we can dance’.
3. Badileh
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Traditional Mandinka song, advising no need to push and fight for what you want. The universe will provide.
4. Gari Yo Fulani song
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‘Good day Mother, Good day Father, we are all different, but all unite as one.’
5. Dimbah Nafar
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Traditional Mandinka song Arriving into a village, finding no fires or smells of the women cooking, no people as everything is deserted after fighting. ‘We understand the use of fire. Where are our mothers? They have all disappeared because people are killing each other.’

6. Gambia A song welcoming the people to my home Gambia. The smiling coast of West Africa. Where peace and love will greet you.

7. Na Leng Wo The name of a young woman. The song about her love. ‘Na leng wo’ the love is in you, let it guide you on your road. I don’t intend you to be in haste to get what is yours waiting.’

8. Mali Sarjo Traditional Mandinka song A story from Mali Barfula of a legendary great being who could change his appearance. Whilst in the water he was a great hippopotamus, when on the land he changed into a man. He was very cunning and also able to disperse magical wealth. His love for a beautiful girl whom he bribed with his riches for her love and to keep his secret. Ultimately it turned against him and destroyed him.

9. Djembe Sarav Sound of the Djembe A selection of djembe rhythms combined. Also incorporating a West African women’s dance rhythm.

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The CD is also available at any of Bantaba Binde’s gigs. Check out Adelaide street press for gig details.

CD INFO:

Ebrima King Marong inspirational percussionist and Mbakeh Darboe, dancer and singer are of Mandinka culture from Gambia, West Africa. They are highly respected musical ambassadors of their rich cultural tradition. Specialising in the vibrant rhythms, songs and dances of Afro Manding, Wolof and Jola traditions. Mbakeh was born in an up country village Janyari, inheriting his musical style, pulsating dance and songs from his Griot family. Ebrima King was born in Wasulung Kunda, Bakau an active coastal town. He is a natural player and his taste, inspiration and knowledge was guided by Griot Jali Nyama Suso and people of the coastal town.

King is an outstanding percussionist, being a master of djembe and sabar ensembles as well as a powerful melodic singer. Together for many years Ebrima King and Mbakeh performed with top Gambian group \’Roots Kunta Kinteh\’, a contemporary Afro Manding cultural band. They regularly appeared on radio, television and performed at national music events. Also a much loved favourite at community celebrations.

Ebrima King Marong and Mbakeh Darboe have united in Australia where they continue to create, share and promote Afro Manding cultural sounds forming the hand ‘Bantaba Binde’ (‘the meeting place’ in Mandinka). They have composed a magical, dynamic array of rhythmic songs. Mbakeh’s singing and passionate lyrics combined with Ebrima King’s powerful percussive melodic rhythms form the backbone of this pulsating and vibrant music. Using traditional instruments the djembe, bass drum and doudounba blended with improvised sounds using saxophone, lead guitar and bass guitar. They have created a sound that absolutely captivates the hearts and souls of people.

MUSICIANS:

  • Ebrima King Marong: Lead djembe, vocals
  • Mbakeh Darboe: Vocals, shakers
  • Phil Jones: Doudounba
  • Suzy Hall: Bass drum
  • Josh Sutton: Saxaphone
  • Andre Costa: Lead guitar
  • Dig Jamin : Bass guitar

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Gigs 2004

Here is a list of gigs that King played during 2004.

JAN-MARCH
The Gambia, West Africa:  CULTURAL STUDY TOUR
MARCH
West Australian Tour: KING MARONG
AUGUST
St Jerome’s, AVALANCHES BRAINZ DJ SET
Darwin Festival:  KING MARONG
Tennant Creek Festival:  KING MARONG
Kathryn Festival:  KING MARONG
School Workshops Tour, NT
SEPT
AFL Parade and Show, Arts Centre:  BATUCADA
OCT
DRUMTEK:  Drumming Workshop
NOV
NATIONAL TOUR, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, 
AVALANCHES BRAINZ TOUR with KING MARONG
Evolution Nightclub, Prahan:  AVALANCHES-BRAINZ DJ SHOW
CERES ‘Return Of The King Fisher’ Festival: KING MARONG
Melbourne Zoo:  KING MARONG
Darebin Festival, King Edward Lake Reserve:  KING MARONG WORKSHOPS
Werribee Zoo:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
DEC
St Jerome’s Street Party: AVALANCHES
Moonee Valley Festival: WARAKO MUSICA
Werribee Zoo Function Centre:  SAFARA
City Of Yarra Community Development Grant 
Drum making and playing  workshops  with the Richmond Community Housing Estate:   KING MARONG
Melbourne Museum Gallery: ROYAL DRUMMERS
Docklands New Years Eve Party:  ROYAL DRUMMERS

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Gigs – 2003

Here is a list of gigs that King played during 2003

JAN
Daylesford Singers Festival:  KING MARONG
Werribee Zoo:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
Barbukka:  BLUE TURBAN PERCUSSION
Geelong Waterfront Festival:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
Bundoora Park, Citizenship Ceremony:  KING MARONG
Esplanade Hotel:  SAFARA
RMIT University:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
CERES Environment Park:  AGORO
CERES Environment Park:  education/cultural/musical workshops
FEB
Melbourne Museum:  Brunswick Women’s Choir
St Marks Hall, Clifton Hill :DANCE & DRUMMING WORKSHOP
RMIT:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
Craigieburn Festival:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
Geelong PACO Festival
Werribee Zoo:  VALANGA KHOSA
MARCH
African Mystical Arts:  DRUMMING WORKSHOP
Corner Hotel:  KING MARONG & MIHI RANGI
SBS, Federation Square:  KING MARONG
Ceres Harvest Festival: KING MARONG
APRIL
Ruckers Bar:  SAFARA
National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT:  SAFARA
Planet Caf :  SAFARA
Box Hill Line Opening Ceremony:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
MAY
RMIT University:  KING MARONG
BOITE World Music Caf 
JUNE
DRUMTEK’S ‘The Ultimate Drummers Weekend’, Darebin Arts Centre:  KING MARONG & SAFARA
BARBUKKA:   SAFARA
JULY
Boite Winter Festival, Melbourne Millenium Chorus, The Arts Centre:  KING MARONG & SAFARA
AUGUST
West Australian Tour:  KING MARONG & SAFARA
SEPT
Canadian Tour
Primary and Secondary schools workshops in Winnipeg, Canada:  KING MARONG

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Gigs – 2002

Here is a list of gigs King played during 2002.

JAN
Lamberti’s Drumming Workshop, Melbourne  KING MARONG
Melbourne Zoo:  BLUE TURBAN PERCUSSION
FEB
HYATT Hotel, SA:  BANTABA BINDE
Prince Patrick Hotel:  WARAKO MUSICA
St Kilda Festival:  WARAKO MUSICA
Collingwood Town Hall:  BLUE TURBAN PERCUSSION
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Lion Arts Centre, SA:  BANTABA BINDE
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Red Room:  BANTABA BINDE
Moonta Prawn Festival, SA:  BANTABA BINDE
MARCH
Apollo Bay Music Festival:  ROOTS SANTAMBA
Unley ‘Way To Go’ Festival, SA:  BANTABA BINDE
MAY
Planet Caf , Vic:  SAFARA
JUNE
Box Hill Arts Centre:  SAFARA
St Margaret’s Hall, Eltham:  SAFARA
JULY
Recording of Kairadua
AUGUST
Central Australian tour including 
Alice Springs Festival, 
Ampiladjawich community   
Hermansburg Primary School.
Alice Springs High School
Tanengegere council, town

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Festivals 1999-2001

Here is a selection of Festivals King has played at during the years 1999-2001.

2001
World Championship Kalamazoo Classic, Cummins, SA
Dandenong Ranges Folk Festival with Safara, VIC
Port Fairy Folk Festival performance with Bantaba Binde & Warako Musica, VIC
Port Fairy Folk Festival children’s workshop, VIC
Adelaide Come Out Festival performance and Carnival Street Parade, SA
2000
Muldon Festival performance with Roots Santamba, VIC
Victor Harbor Folk Festival performances with Bantaba Binde and Hi-Life, SA
Hemisphere, Olympics Arts Festival, NSW
The Boite Winter Festival performance with Roots Santamba, VIC
Millenium Chorus at the Melbourne Concert Hall, VIC
Hobart Fringe Festival performance with Martin Tucker & Roots Santamba, TAS
Port Fairy Folk Festival performance with Bantaba Binde, VIC
High Beam Festival performance with Bantaba Binde, SA
The Coffee Festival at Carrick Hill performance with Bantaba Binde SA
Getaway Expo performance with Bantaba Binde, Darling Harbor, NSW
The Aldinga Multicultural Festival performance, SA
Dance Week with Ausdance, SA
Murray Bridge Town Hall, SA
1999
Norwood Arts & Music Festival, SA
Victor Harbor Folk Festival, SA
The Boite Winter Festival performance with Santamba, VIC
McLaren Vale Bushing Festival, SA
Getaway Expo performance with Bantaba Binde, NSW

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