Mapenda et le Takander Group – Loubess

Senegalese cinema genius Ousmane Sembene made a film toward the end of his career called Faat Kine (2000). It’s about a successful single mother who owns a gas station in Dakar, portrayed as this sort of challenge to male-dominated Senegal. Her son Djip is a hip and savvy young smart-ass who refuses to call his father (who had earlier abandoned the family) “father.” In my imagination Djip and his homies cruise around Dakar on Sundays visiting friends, listening to mbalax tapes like this.

Speaking of Sembene, if there’s one Senegalese film not to miss it’s Black Girl (La Noire De…) (1966). Brutal, beautiful and haunting.


Face A
Lila War
Boul ma Dieuye


Face B
Mame Ruba


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May 6, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Mbeugël means In Love.

Mapenda is Mapenda Seck the little brother of Thione Seck, both were singers in the “Orchestre Baobab” to.

Thanks for this nice music.

May 7, 2009 at 11:38 am

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Kofi B.reply
May 9, 2009 at 6:06 am

My brother Yaw, I am now in NYC visiting friend who is in school here and I want to show him real Ghanaian fufu ne nkateakwan. Do U have favorite NYC Ghana restaurant?

Be well brother.

— Kofi B.

May 9, 2009 at 10:48 am

hey kofi, i think my favorite place in nyc for ghanaian food is this one:


Kofi B.reply
May 9, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Yo, medasse pii!!!

May 19, 2009 at 12:01 am

Faat Kine is available from California Newsreel.

January 11, 2010 at 9:44 am

so cool.

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August 31, 2012 at 4:07 am

dude, this is pretty sweet. crazy rhythms and totally funky ;-)

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