Momo Wandel - Afro Swing mp3 album
Profile: Singer, composer, and alto saxophonist from Guinea.
Momo Wandel Soumah (died June 15, 2003) was a singer, composer, and saxophonist from Guinea, recognisable by his characteristic gravelly voice. Soumah started out in the 1950s playing in dance bands, but moved to modern Guinean music following the cultural revolution. He was a part of the greatly influential Syli Orchestra (originally Syli Orchestre National) who were formed under the instruction of the first elected president Sekou Toure.
Momo Wandel Soumah, instrumentalist, singer and composer: born 1926; twice married (10 children); died Conakry 16 June 2003. A late flowering in the lengthy career of the visionary Guinean musician Momo Wandel Soumah brought him to the attention of world music fans, although the t, singer and composer never quite gained the recognition he deserved. I believe his reputation will grow as people discover his album Afro Swing. Momo Wandel Soumah's musical career began inauspiciously in the late 1940s when he began to teach himself the banjo. Wandel Soumah initially worked with Syli Orchestra, which subsequently split into two sub-groups called Balla et ses Balladins and Kélétigui et ses Tambourins. He joined the latter and stayed with them as a saxophonist until the end of Touré's by-then dictatorial rule in 1984.
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- Balafon – Khali Camara
- Djembe – Fatou Abou Camara*
- Flute, Vocals – Mamadi Mansaré II*
- Guitar – Abdoulaye Kouyaté
- Guitar, Percussion – Sadio Diallo*
- Harp [Bölön] – Amadou Camara
- Kora – Sékou Kouyaté*
- Saxophone, Contralto Vocals – Momo Wandel Soumah
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