Artist Profiles: Les Espoirs de Coronthie

Les Espoirs de Coronthie is a group of Susu musicians and dancers from Guinea who perform music rooted in Manding traditions. They use musical instruments such as bala, kora, bolon, calabash and gongoma.

Les Espoirs de Coronthie was formed In Conakry in 1992 from the merger of two bands, Ambassadeurs and Éperons.

Band members included Bouba “Mangue” Camara on lead vocals; Aly “Sanso” Sylla onlead vocals; Sory Dondo “Machete” Touré on lead vocals; and Antoine Amigues on guitar, bass and vocals.

Discography:

Patriote (2002)
Dunuya Igiri (2005)
Tinkhinyi (Wountanara, 2008)
Fougou Fougou – The Wings of Sound (Chapter Two, 2013)

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 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. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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