TERANGA BEAT is a new record label based in Senegal. The aim of the label is to highlight some of the recordings made in the golden era of the Senegalese, and more generally, West African music produced from the late '60s until the mid '80s and to offer them to an international audience. Almost all the recordings are either until now unreleased, or released only for the local market. TERANGA BEAT also has a keen interest in and is already working with established names in Senegalese music alongside newer artists with the aim of combining musical elements and instrumentation from the past with those of the present day. This is the first release on TERANGA BEAT, a compilation of music created by one Senegal’s most important and highly respected artists IDRISSA DIOP, highlighting his recordings made from 1969 until 1976 which was the last made in Senegal before leaving to live in France. The liner notes include more information on ‘IDY’, his legendary band SAHEL and the music in Senegal. We hope you will enjoy!
released November 9, 2010
Mastering by Nick Robbins at Soundmastering Studio
Art Work by Spyros Antoniou (Seth Siro Anton)
Text editing by Stephanie Bailey
supported by 21 fans who also own “Diamonoye Tiopité”
What a wonderful surprise it was to hear the Cuban song "El Carretero" on an album of Senegalese music! I'm familiar with the song from a modern hiphop-ified version on Putumayo's "Latin Groove" CD but this older, more traditional recording is pretty special in its own right. There are so many other great songs here, too. Scott
supported by 19 fans who also own “Diamonoye Tiopité”
The gods are Cabo Verdian astronauts and they are ready to wash the dance floor with your tears of joy!
Everything about this record is UNBELIEVABLE - these tunes groove HARD, the melodies will stay long in the ear (if you understand Portuguese, the lyrics are super great), and these musicians RIP on their instruments like there's no tomorrow.
Get this gem of a release, it fucking rules. Cosmographer