Mulatta World Sesions Vol. 1 (Mulatta Records MW001)
Mulatta World Sesions Vol. 1 is the result of a fabulous jam that took
place in New York City at the end of 1999. The sessions included traditional
Manding group WOFA (Guinea) and several New York-based musicians, including Will
Calhoun (Living Colour), Damon Banks, Bill Ware, Sasha Crnobrnja, and several
African musicians living in the region.The album brings together Manding vocals and traditional acoustic instruments
-such as the bala, jembe and flutes- with Western harmonica, violin and
Mulatta World Sesions Vol. 1 features infectious electronic grooves,
along with spectacular jembe and flute solos. There are also duals between two
instruments that are closely related, the Manding bala (also known as balaphone)
and the vibraphone. A rare and superb combination.
You can find more about Mandeng Eletrik by reading the group’s biography
Mandeng Eletrik now].
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.