The album is finished. It is not mastered yet but I finally drew up 13 different tracks that hopefully fit together pretty well. The album won t come out before October 2010 but the last days I have posted extracts of all 13 tracks to give you a better overview of the result. Furthermore you can listen to some extracts of the original field recordings I used for the tracks. And finally: Don t miss the videos of the Kenyan recording sessions, Agnieszka did on our journey into the sound of Kenya.
We are happy about any comments on the tracks.
Sven & Agnieszka
Track No 7: Lamu Flute Player
Flute Player Extract
Flute Player From Lamu
Track No 8: Singers From Kwale
Kwale Singers Extract
A Cappella Choir
Track No 9: Matondoni Orchestra
Matondoni Orchestra Extract
Matondoni Rhythm Section
Matondoni Orchestra 1
Matondoni Orchestra 2
Click here to watch the video of the recording session with the Matondoni Orchestra
Track No 10: Joseph Oganga
Joeseph Oganga Extract
Nyatiti Take 1
Nyatiti Take 2
Vocal Take 1
Click here to watch the video of the recording session with Joseph Oganga
Track No 11: Rongo Village People
Rongo Village Extract
Rongo Village Rhythm Section
Rongo Village Band
Click here to watch the recording session in Rongo Village
Track No 12: Mwatela & Mbui
Mwatela & Mbui Extract
There is no video of the recording session yet. But you can watch a video Agnieszka did of the traditional schnapps ceremony right before the session started.
Track No 13: Takaye Preaching
Takaye Preacher Extraxt
Track No 4: Olith Ratego
Olith Vocal Take
Track No 5: Kayamba Orchestra
Kayamba Take 1
Kayamba Take 2
Click here to watch the video of the recording session with the Kayamba Orchestra
Track No 6: Ohangla Band
Click here to watch the video of the recording session with Jack Nyadundo & Band
Comments are welcome!
Track No 1 : Ogoya Nengo
Ogoya Vocal Take
Click here to watch the video of the recording session with Ogoya Nengo
Track No 2: Okumo Korengo
Okumo Vocal Take
Okumo Nyatiti Take
Click here to watch the video of the recording session wit Okumo Korengo
Track No 3: Owino Koyo
Owino Drum Take
Owino Vocal Take
Click here to watch the video of the recording session with Owino Koyo
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This is an idea for the last track of the album. The track is based on a field recording I did on a hot Sunday in Takaye Village, just a stone ´s throw away from the Centre of Malindi. Early in the morning I had the chance to join a divine service. I got in touch with a small church community about 15 people. The preacher preached himself into a rage. Thank god that I had my MD-Player and the okm-mics with me…..
Here comes a new video about the recordings we did on march 25th in Matondoni, this small island close to Lamu.
The music of the traditional Kaswida group was so different from everything else, we had seen the days before.
At least ten male singers of three different generations sang a fiew melodies over and over while the rhythm group played and hammered continuously a very monoton and ruminant beat.
The slow and coordinated movements of the old men and young boys were graceful and full of inner fragility. A lot of children were playing around us and the veiled women regarded the dance from the background. While we sweat at 35 °C.
Listen to the version, Sven created based on the Matondoni Recordings.
And here is the corresponding video track:
How do you like it?
This is a new version of the Lamu- flute track. I recorded some kind of solo handdrums in the middle part of the song. Though the track sounds different from the extracts I have already posted, I hope, that you gonna like it.
Lamu 2nd version