Raaga Trio | The Other Edge

Go To Artist Page

Album Links
Raaga Trio Facebook Raaga Trio Myspace Raaga Trio Website

More Artists From

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: African Jazz World: African- West Moods: Type: Improvisational
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Other Edge

by Raaga Trio

"Where Jazz and West African music meet"
Genre: Jazz: African Jazz
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Guillaume Wele part 1
2:00 album only
2. Guillaume Wele part 2
4:44 album only
3. On Est Parti
6:46 album only
4. Massa Djour
7:03 album only
5. Mouso Donké
2:56 album only
6. Cosa
5:32 album only
7. Nostra
2:53 album only
8. E-Kama
6:20 album only
9. Dou
7:22 album only
10. Sans Dantié
13:19 album only
11. Tiemogo
7:00 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Raaga Trio plays a subtle blend of jazz and traditional West-African music. The group was created in 2007 following a meeting of three musicians all from different backgrounds whilst rehearsing on another project. They started creating music together, each drawing on their own style and searching for new ways of creating compositions in a completely organic way - they never talk about what they are going to play - they just play.

The word "Raaga" meaning "market" comes from the local Morée dialect from Burkina Faso which fittingly describes the way these musicians create their music - like exchanges in a West African Market!

The music pulls you into deep currents of Manding feeling, experimental and jazzy sounds which sweep you away. The magnificent ngoni and bass ngoni of Andra Kouyaté (Mali) who is pushing boundaries by deliberately trying to lose himself in music in search of new ways to play differently each time; the excellent rhythms of the percussionist Baba Konaté (Burkina Faso) with a rhythmic vocabulary taken from all his musical experiences of working with bands around the world; the harmonious, electric tones of Andreas Fulgosi's (Italy) superb guitar work come together in naturally created melodies through harmonies influenced by western classical and modern music and resulting in an original sound balance between traditional music and rock, deeply enriched by the West African music culture.

In 2009 Raaga Trio became a quartet when they were joined by a fourth member following a jam session. The powerful dubs of Guillaume Lagger (Switzerland) on harmonica bind everything together through the original sounds created by electronic guitar effects, giving more power and adding an extra dimension to the music.

Their debut album 'The Other Edge' has been released on 20 September. It has been recorded and mixed by Renaud Millet-Lacombe at Studio de la Fonderie & Hush Sound Studio in Switzerland and mastered by at Philippe Teissier du CrosStudio BoxSon, Paris.

This music is an invitation to embark on a journey through sound, and a chance to experience its positivism, its humanity and its generosity.

Listen without moderation...



to write a review