Old African Music

Karantamba – Ndigal

Teranga Beat proudly presents Bai Janha, alias “Sweet Fingers” and his psychedelic steamroller Karantamba. Composer, arranger, guitar player of Guelewar & Ifang Bondi, Bai Janha is undisputedly the most important musician to have come from Gampia. Band leader of the groups Black Star, Whales Band, Fabulus Eagles & Supreme Eagles, founder of the group Alligators, who later became the Guelewar, Bai is the one who created the unique psychedelic sound in the region of Sene-Gambia, mixing traditional compositions with Soul, his musical innovations contributed to the domination of Afro-Manding music for more than a decade. This record presents Bai Janha with the last group, Karantamba, a school for young musicians, in a totally unreleased recording, recorded in Thies (Senegal) at “Sangomar” club on 16th of August 1984. The double gatefold LP’s liner notes and CD’s booklet include more information and photographs outlining all the way of the living legend’s musical career and the wicked percussive rhythms and compositions of this album. We hope you will enjoy.

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