Saturday, January 15, 2011

1000 SONGS - DAY 20 - SONG #39

Song #39 - A song that you can dance to

From now on, this simply means: dance tracks. CAPTAIN YABA, from the town of Bolgatanga in the "Frafra"-aerea of Northern Ghana, was a master of an instrument called the molo. As far as I understand, this two-string-guitar is the local variation of an instrument also called koliko and best known under its Wolof name "xalam" . In 1996 he recorded the album "Tinanure". Unfortunately, he died shortly after the release of that record, that was later re-issued as "YabaFunkRoots" with some additional tracks. Look out for that one. Here is the track "YABA FUNK" from that album. It is a great dance track, as I think.

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