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Art Blakey & the Afro-Drum Ensemble – Love, The Mystery Of

The African Beat is a jazz album released by Art Blakey and The Afro-Drum Ensemble in November 1962 on Blue Note Records. He described it as the first opportunity he had to work with drummers from Africa; as a blend of American jazz with the traditional rhythms and tonal colors in the percussion of that continent. The album features compositions by African and American musicians, all based on aspects of West African (especially Nigerian) music.
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Featuring Yusef Lateef, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Curtis Fuller… 

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Guinean Jazz Big Band…

Bembeya Jazz National (originally known as Orchestre de Beyla) is a Guinean jazz group that gained fame in the 1960s for their infectious Afropop rhythms.
They are considered one of the most significant bands in Guinean music. Many of their recordings are based on traditional folk music in the country and have been fused with jazz and Afropop style.
Featuring guitarist Sekou ‘Diamond Fingers’ DiabatĂ©, who grew up in a traditional griot musical family, the band won over fans in Conakry, Guinea’s capital city, during the heady days of that country’s newfound independence.

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Bembeya Jazz National live 70s

2 performances en direct à la TV en 1979 du Bembeya Jazz National, orchestre guinéen inoubliable.

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Au lendemain de la dĂ©colonisation de la GuinĂ©e, le nouveau prĂ©sident SĂ©kou TourĂ© s’affirme comme le promoteur d’une rĂ©habilitation de l’authenticitĂ© africaine face au dĂ©ni colonial des cultures colonisĂ©es.
Dans une perspective d’unitĂ© nationale et panafricaine, les artistes obtiennent le statut de fonctionnaire d’Ă©tat et sont encouragĂ©s par le gouvernement Ă  composer et Ă©crire de nouvelles chansons dans un style plus moderne, tout en puisant dans le rĂ©pertoire des rĂ©cits historiques et des musiques ancestrales de l’aire Mandingue.
Le fer de lance de cette politique n’Ă©tait autre qu’un label d’Ă©tat, le label Syliphone, dont les enregistrements sont de formidables tĂ©moignages du dynamisme et des richesses culturelles d’un peuple Ă  l’aube de son indĂ©pendance qui porte au monde la voix de sa rĂ©volution.