Khalifa Gueye's Senegalese mbalax jazz

Khalifa Gueye — Ruba

What’s going on with this fantastical journey through the world wide web of Senegalese mbalax. It’s a genre that’s been practiced in its modern form for a few decades now—ever since Youssou N’Dour and his cohorts in the 1970’s merged Cuban-inspired popular dance band music and its syrupy melodic sense with traditional sabar drumming and its bombastic, asymmetrical excitement. And I have over one hundred Mbalax tapes. But this one is extremely dynamic and I have no info about it so let me know what you think. Madou Diabate and Aziz Dieng are involved so you know it’s got steady hands at the wheel but I haven’t heard of Khalifa Gueye before.

Khalifa Gueye

Face A



Amul Yakar

Diouni At


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Diouni At


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Rico Le Schwartzreply
September 11, 2019 at 5:38 pm

Thank you for this tape Brian, but there’s no link for the last song Diouni At

Nick Beddowreply
September 15, 2019 at 2:33 pm

wondrous music! thanks!!

December 20, 2019 at 1:47 am

Where is the last track?

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