Monday, October 09, 2006

Toubabou - ''Attente'' {Canada} [1975] @192 (fusion/afro rock)

Toubabou was formed in 1974 when percussionist Michel Séguin and vocalist Lise Cousineau, founding members of Ville Emard Blues Band (VEBB), were asked by the Québec government to organize the final concert of the Superfrancofête youth festival, on the Plains of Abraham in Québec City. Séguin and Cousineau had ties to French African musicians with whom they had played in 1973. These same musicians had given Séguin the title "Toubabou-djembe-folla" (bambara expression meaning "stranger playing skins"). They invited several artists from Mali and Senegal (including the renowned Doudou N'Diaye Rose) to join them for a show combining traditional African music with adaptations and original compositions by Toubabou. Others VEBB members completed the group, including Robert Stanley (guitar), Michel Dion (bass), Yvan Ouellet (keyboards), and Denis Farmer (drums). On August 24, 1974 this event was recorded on two-track reel-to-reel tape before 55,000 spectators. From these tapes, Toubabou released a live album in November of that year, entitled "Le Blé et le Mil". The album includes somewhat raw live versions of two instrumentals to be featured on the band's subsequent studio album, as well as "Yama Nekh", a VEBB favorite. A highlight is the opening track "Oasis", a sublime 10-minute voyage skillfully navigating between '70s cool jazz and FM radio rock. ... read more here

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nahavanda said...

Click here to download.

Captain Beyond said...

Thanks a lot for this album, I've always loved this band. Do you have the first album, by any chance?

Cpt. Beyond

nahavanda said...

sorry i am a bit late..
here is the first album

toubabou (can). le blé et le mil (1974)


enjoy :)

Anonymous said...

RE: toubabou (can). le blé et le mil (1974)

I am too late ! File was deleted...

PLEASE re-up ? ! Thanks !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

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