masana cise - the great senegalese melody

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  1. aram

    aram Member

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    great stuff....its not readily digestible to TGP'rs but maybe i am wrong...
     
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    very cool! i dug that a lot.
     
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    Man ,,, that was just so incredibly cool ...
    I was simply mesmerized by both sound & story ...

    Think I've said it before, but will say it again ...
    what a great musical world you live in Aram ...
     
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    beautiful

    so I'm listening, thinking "wow, who is that bass player! I'll have to post to ask Aram." Then I notice the "more info" drop down on youtube...
    ah - of course - Jamaaladeen Tacuma
    cool

    The whole ensemble is killing!

    for the guitar-centric amongst us; the guitar solo is worth waiting for, starts in the 6th minute - cool tone, I like the delay...

    thanks for posting this, Aram
     
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    dude. i love this. it's mesmerizing.incredible combo. the piece sucks you in and won't let go. now i need a cigarette and a nap.
     
  7. aram

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    Thanks guys!

    I remember so clearly when I first learned this tune. It was, coincidetally, just a few weeks before 9/11.

    I had just moved to NYC a few months earlier and was living on 120th street and amsterdam.

    I was invited by the drummer to play with these African musicians, and considering that I had studied in Ghana in college, I was excited to jam out.

    We rehearsed in a dingy apartment in a not so nice section of East Harlem at like, 1 in the morning. The place was incense, weed adn cigarette smoke filled, and we were all drinking really strong gunpowder tea.

    i love learning music aurally, in the African tradition. Though i can read fairly well as well, it just sticks to you better when you learn by ear.

    Anyhow, for the life of me i couldn't get this melody. it took me a couple of weeks!!!

    and looking back it seems so simple now.

    anyhow, thanks for all your nice comments. I think I played particularly well that night, due to the abundance of hot Slovenian chicks in the audience.

    :)
     

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