The CD features the drumming and vocals of King Marong and Mbackeh Darboe.
TRACK LISTING AND LINER NOTES:
1. Saatewo Musso - ’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 – 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 - Traditional Mandinka song, advising no need to push and fight for what you want. The universe will provide.
4. Gari Yo Fulani song .- ‘Good day Mother, Good day Father, we are all different, but all unite as one.’
5. Dimbah Nafar – 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.
To sample the CD, check out the FolkTrax site and listen to some of the tracks. You can also order the CD from them online.
The CD is also available at any of Bantaba Binde’s gigs. Check out Adelaide street press for gig details.