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Sunu Africa

by Thione Diop

Powerful traditional Senegalese drumming blending the expressive rhythms of djembe, tama, djun djun, sabar and azziko with the unique sounds of the kora and the balaphone accompanied by traditional Senegalese woye singing and tassou rap. Recoded live in D
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rippo (feat. Sokhna & Bundo Cissoko)
4:25 $0.99
2. Tassou-Mbara Boukki (feat. Aytaba Diop)
3:38 $0.99
3. Africa (feat. Bundo Cissoko)
4:00 $0.99
4. Almamy Sa Mory (feat. Baboulaye Cissoko)
5:16 $0.99
5. Lamba (feat. Sokhna & Bundo Cissoko)
4:40 $0.99
6. Tassou-Praising Song (feat. Aytaba Diop & N'Deye Maguette N'Diay
4:40 $0.99
7. Touba (feat. Malle M'Baye)
4:11 $0.99
8. Mamayah (feat. Adama Cissoko)
3:32 $0.99
9. Ngansi Ngolou (feat. Mordjara N'Diaye)
3:42 $0.99
10. Wolof Talking
1:13 $0.99
11. Azziko
6:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
Thione Diop is a Master drummer from Senegal. He is widely recognized for his powerfully expressive Djembe performances. He is descended from an ancestral line of Griot drummers in Senegal, West Africa, and is a master of the djembe, sabar, tama, and djun djun.

Thione has shared the stage with such noteworthy musicians as Poncho Sanchez, Youssouf Koumbassa, Mamady Keita, Prince Diabate, Gokh Bi System, Max Romeo, and Moustapha Bangoura. 

In this CD, Thione collaborates with Baboulaye Cissoko, Dacoumba Diop, Adama Cissoko, Bundo Cissoko, Sokhna Cissoko, Pape Modou Diop, N'Deye Maguette N'Diaye, Mordjara N'Diaye, Malle M'Baye, Aytaba Diop, Lamp Diop, Abdoulaye N'Diaye, Alla M'Baye, Abdoulaye Diop, Issa Diop, Bass N'Diaye, Modou Diouf.



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The culture is so alive in the music. The vocals especially are very beautiful. This is an exceptional piece of work.

Carl Max

Marvelously fluid and exciting music - Masters at work!
This a masterwork of drumming from an excessively talented band. Your feet will absolutely love the dancing rhythms they create, and your heart will thank Thione and his very expressive band of fabulous musicians and singers for this marvelously fluid and exciting music. The Kora player is one of the best I've ever heard this side of Africa and together with the band, he brings alive the source of West African musical heritage in huge splashes of vibrant color -I seriously urge you to own a copy pronto!

Kira Griffith

The original rap! Check it out!
Sunu Africa is slammin. Two tracks feature Tassou the original Rap from which American freestyle Rap style is rooted.
Masterful drumming mixed with the beautiful melodies of the Kora and Balafon are set against both gritty and melodic griot style vocals. Both raw and refined this record it is really something to check out.

Cathy Heffron

Great listening and rhythms make one need to move with its energy.
I have this Cd in my car and find that it is not just wonderful for listening but envigerates me with its energy and wonderful sound. Thanks for this great recording!