Moussa Ngom et le Group Talibey – Bajen Yandeh (Ngom)

This is from Senegal… I don’t know much about it (found at the local african drum shop). Mbalax is so hugely popular in Dakar and waay beyond it at least deserves more attention than the zero tapes I’ve shared thus far. I like this particular example, it’s a little more distinctive than your average electrified praise-y pop jams. But, again, I not the expert here. Youssou N’Dour’s early recordings might be a good place to start.


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July 9, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Here my new african blog:

Enjoy my presents


July 15, 2008 at 12:39 am

On Mac’s you are redirected to another page instead of to whatever software you prefer to download it. Am I doing something wrong? Great site btw.

July 18, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Thanks for sharing the music thursdayborn. Blessing to you.

August 14, 2008 at 1:38 pm

very good artist

August 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm

thanks for the comments!

August 21, 2008 at 8:41 am

Moussa Ngom has a long career behind him.
He’s from gambia and was once mentioned to be minister of culture of that land.
He made k7 with Thione Seck and was a singer with Super Diamono.

December 13, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Moussa NGom is the best musician in West Africa and one of the best in the entire Africa… That’s my opinion. Through his music, he conveys what he believes, the African reality and the truth. Remember, that when a musician is very truthful and always hits the point it is will be hard for him to gather a big crowd behind him. But listen his music, try to understand what his saying within the African context and culture, you will see the real Moussa Ngom… You will like him. His music always reminds me the African reality and vision. He is a man of culture, a man of vision and belief. He is an artist; the way an artist should be. Again this is my opinion.

February 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm

In many ways Moussa Ngom & Le Group Talibey epitomise Senegales and Gambian music. Although this tape is not of great sonic quality, the music and Moussa’s distinctive voice are simply amazing. This man captured my heart in the same way as the other greats of thos music; Thione Seck, Assane Ndiaye, Yves Niang and Pape Diouf. It is such a rare pleasure to find him here on your excellent blog. Thank you so much for the ear treats! – Respect…..Max

June 11, 2009 at 7:53 pm

god bless you moussa ngom your are the best

August 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm

For info, side B has gone missing – links dead. But thanks for all the other music; now playing catch up with the back catalogue, it’s fabulously exciting!

Brian Shimkovitzreply
August 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

oh thanks for the head’s up man. i will fix that!

Brian Shimkovitzreply
August 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

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Brian Shimkovitzreply
August 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

ok i fixed all of side b but the first track which is corrupted on my computer for some reason and my back up hard drvie for this is in storage in nyc.

October 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Formerly from Gambian band called Guelewar, Moussa Ngom joined Super Diamono with Omar Pene, Ismaël Lô and the fantastic Mamadou Lamine Maïga.

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