Friday, October 31, 2008
We are trying a new path never before explored in the label history and a new agreement with the great Cora player Basiru Suso has just been made. The forthcoming album will be released somewhere in February next year. We're excited releasing world music for the first time and the music is so meditative, joyful and swinging we are sure this will give us tremendous new views, ideas and experiences.
Basiru Suso plays an old instrument, which has been a part of the African music culture for more than 600 years, called Cora and is a 21 string body and neck instrument sounding similar to a harp. In the past the instrument was used for social cellebrations such as weddings and christenings. The Griot is the name of an African cora musician and storyteller and was an important advisor for the kings and priests in the past. Basiru Suso received his initial teachings from The Griots of the Suso family in Gambia and continued his musical studies at Institut National des Arts in Bamako, Mali. Basiru came to Denmark in 1997 and has played with renowned musicians such as Jorge Degas, Palle Mikkelborg, Moussa Diallo...Basiru Sosa has performed live at festivals in Denmark (Roskilde 2003 and 2005) and in Europe, in eastern countries like Indonesia and Pakistan to name a few.
Basiru - we love your music !