San Francisco (California), USA – The UK label Introducing, known
for releasing recordings by new international talents, has a new title:
Introducing Daby Balde (INTRO104CD).
Recorded in Senegal and Belgium, Daby sings in Wolof, Mandinka, French and Fula.
Daby Balde hopes to keep African
culture alive, and his compositions are messages of peace, love, brotherhood,
social justice and faith in God. The
opening track, `Mamadiyel’ which has an accompanying music video (Mac and PC
compatible) is sung in a
combination of Fula and Wolof. Daby’s sonorous voice is perfectly brought to
light as his lyrics greet the people of
Gambia, artists from all over the world and his family. Sung in Mandinka, the
lyrics to `Tamania’ praise
hardworking African women who raise children and provide food from the fields,
and `Waino Blues’ describes a
visit to a diligent marabout a personal spiritual leader in the Islamic faith
as practised in West Africa.
Introducing Daby Balde].
Author: World Music Central News Department
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