[ Strut CD / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 23 June 2017
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Debut album from Kondi Band, the inspired Afro-electronic collaboration between Sierra Leonean kondi (thumb piano) player Sorie Kondi and US producer / DJ Chief Boima, who himself has Sierra Leonean roots.
Salone follows the release of 2016's Belle Wahallah EP, which spawned a #1 Spotify Viral Chart hit in the form of the track "Yeanoh (Powe Handa Blingabe)," as well as The Freetown Tapes, a free collection of Kondi's solo work in the early 2000's, mixed by Chief Boima.
According to Boima, the new album "forges a direct link between techno born in the black cities of the American Mid-West, where I grew up, and roots African music. Sorie Kondi may be playing an acoustic folk instrument from Sierra Leone, but he thinks about music as if he were a techno producer." It's acoustic dance music that creates a sound as full and dynamic as any club track and, through Boima's intricate production, the album subtly and skillfully integrates contemporary electronic sounds, keeping the simplicity and space in Sorie's music.
Yeanoh (Powe Handa Blingabe) 5:28
Belle Wahalla 5:27
Thank You Mama 4:54
Titi Dem Too Service 5:21
Don Don Mi Money 5:44
Thogolingo Dembi Na 3:53
You Wan Married? 4:18
Geibai Gpanga Ne Gna 4:39
Kondi Instrumental 2:44
Without Money, No Family (Chief Boima Remix) 5:36
Thogolobea (Lv Remix) 4:15
Y'alimamy (Chief Boima Remix) 5:29