Petite Afrique

Somi - Petite Afrique (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 9, 2017
Somi - Petite Afrique (2017)

Somi - Petite Afrique (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:52:56 | 272 Mb
Jazz, Pop, Female Vocal | Label: Sony Music Entertainment

Petite Afrique, the new album from superb jazz chanteuse Somi, is a song cycle inspired by the vibrant African immigrant community that has become a vital part of Harlem s cultural dimension and to New York City as a whole. The historic uptown neighborhood fondly boasts of West 116th Street as "Little Africa," where passersby can find any number of African immigrant shops selling a vast array of products and food. Over the last decade, gentrification has crept deeper into Harlem, pushing the African immigrants out. With Petite Afrique, Somi ensures that the stories and struggles of New York City's largest African community do not disappear without having ever been told. The songs on the album are based on Somi's conversations with diverse members of the Harlem community reflecting on themes of transnationalism, cultural difference, assimilation and gentrification. Blending modern jazz, African music and the singer-songwriter tradition, Petite Afrique is an amalgamation of the musical and cultural worlds that resonate with Somi as an African AND American woman and a proud Harlemite.

Somi - Petite Afrique (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 1, 2017
Somi - Petite Afrique (2017)

Somi - Petite Afrique
Jazz, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 52:50 min | 122 MB
Label: Sony Music Entertainment | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Petite Afrique is a song cycle inspired by the vibrant African immigrant community that has become a vital part of Harlem’s cultural dimension – and to New York City as a whole. The historic uptown neighbourhood fondly boasts of West 116th Street as “Little Africa”, where passers-by can find ornate traditional fabrics, Francophone bibles, palm oil and tribes of fast-fingered hair braiders, or the city’s best Senegalese fare.
Afrique - Soul Makossa (1973) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45248}

Afrique - Soul Makossa (1973) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45248}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45248
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Afro Jazz

A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that situation – kind of a quickie project issued by Mainstream Records to cash in on the hit – but it's also an amazing bit of lost funk, and a record that's lasted for years in the hearts of beatheads! The group's a studio combo headed by Richard Fritz – and includes funky drummer Paul Humphrey, organist Charles Kynard, and guitarist David T Walker – all players we can trust to keep things groovy.

Mokave - Afrique (1994) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 28, 2017
Mokave - Afrique (1994) (Repost)

Mokave - Afrique (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 284.31Mb | 57:05 | Covers
Jazz, World Fusion | Label: AudioQuest (AQ 1024)

For their third offering, Mokave continues to bring music from jazz and world folk perspectives that bend strict labelling. It's Mokave's unique sound borne from the always deft and elegant bass playing of Glen Moore, the melodic, tranquil musings of pianist Larry Karush, and the frame drumming and percussion work of the ever worldly Glen Velez. In their simplest, stripped down compositions, Karush takes the lead through delicate traipsings as during John Abercrombie's "Parable," the folkish lyricism and loping tick tock pace of "Country," or the light boppish paen to Bill Evans via Scott LaFaro's "Gloria's Step."

Sara Petite - Road Less Traveled (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 9, 2018
Sara Petite - Road Less Traveled (2017)

Sara Petite - Road Less Traveled (2017)
Country, Folk, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:46 | 124 MB
Label: Sweet P Music

After four CDs, and three San Diego Music Awards, Sara Petite has established herself as a shining light on the local roots scene. Her original songs have the kind of country songbird twang and spunk that made icons out of performers dating from Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton through Lucinda Williams. While her maturing style incorporates the blues and rock idioms enough to give her faster songs plenty of muscle, her songs in the traditional distaff country singer role are where she demonstrates the ability to project as both the victim of heartbreak, and to flash the allure of a playful temptress. Her new CD is The Road Less Traveled.
Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande, Ex Tempore - Carl Heinrich Graun: Der Tod Jesu (2004)

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande, Ex Tempore - Carl Heinrich Graun: Der Tod Jesu (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 465 Mb | Total time: 45:09+56:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67466 | Recorded: 2003

'When all is said and done, Kuijken and Hyperion have given us perhaps the most fully satisfying recording yet of the work—one not likely to be challenged for some time'
(American Record Guide)
Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu (2003)

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 364 Mb | Total time: 72:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67364 | Recorded: 2002

The death of Georg Philipp Telemann in 1767 paved the way for his godson, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach to take up the position of Director of Music in Hamburg. Prior to that C P E Bach had been working for Frederick the Second of Prussia in Berlin but longed for a greater musical freedom and stylistic flexibility that working in Hamburg would offer him. This included the composition of three oratorios, including the one presented here. C P E Bach worked on The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus in collaboration with the librettist Karl Wilhelm Ramler from 1781, and in 1787 it was published by Breitkopf. A letter from the composer to his publisher subsequently revealed he considered it to be one of his greatest masterpieces—a reflection agreed upon by audiences at the time, and succeeding generations of composers, including Haydn and Beethoven who both drew inspiration from it.

La Petite Bande & Sigiswald Kuijken - Bach: The Motets (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 19, 2017
La Petite Bande & Sigiswald Kuijken - Bach: The Motets (2017)

La Petite Bande & Sigiswald Kuijken - Bach: The Motets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:48 min | 284 MB
Label: Accent | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

The debate surrounding Bach's vocal scoring has mostly focused on the cantatas and Passions. The evidence for Joshua Rifkin's hypothesis of single voices is found among the sources of these works. Bach's motets have featured rather less in the debate. La Petite Bande and Sigiswald Kuijken present on their recording ,from the early 1990s, something between the 'authentic' early performance style and a general choral sound, with 3 voices per part.
VA - Festival International Nuits d Afrique, 31e Edition - Compilation 2017 (2017)

VA - Festival International Nuits d Afrique, 31e Edition - Compilation 2017 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:09:49 | 170 Mb
Genre: Afrobeat, Latin, Cumbia, Reggae, Dub, World / Label: Disques Nuits d'Afrique

Résolument moderne, cette 31e édition se veut représentative des courants actuels qui soufflent sur les musiques du monde, de plus en plus hybrides et sans frontières. Du rock endiablé des Malgaches de The Dizzy Brains, de la voix envoutante de l’indomptable Emel Mathlouthi, au son traditionnel de la tornade mexicaine Las Cafeteras, un vent de liberté s’empare de cette compilation. Ajoutez à cela une pointe de blues créole de Delgrès, une once de soul avec le Français Ben l’Oncle Soul et un trait de reggae revival à la Jesse Royal et vous aurez le cocktail parfait pour vous laisser emporter!
Mokhtar Samba & WDR Big Band Cologne - Musique d'Afrique (2016) {Jazzline}

Mokhtar Samba & WDR Big Band Cologne - Musique d'Afrique (2016) {Jazzline}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 486MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Fusion, Big Band

During August 2015 the WDR Big Band performed an impressive concert of large ensemble jazz crossed with African timbres and rhythms, at the Cologne Philharmonic. The guests also included Rhani Krija on percussion, Henry Dorina, electric bass, Woz Kaly, vocals and Jean-Philippe Rykiel, keyboard. The pieces were arranged and conducted by Michael Mossmann. The music is presented by Mokhtar Samba: it is about vibrant rhythms and hypnotising melodies. As Samba feels very close to the music of his ancestors, his pieces are naturally heavily influenced by the elementary power of African rhythms.