Time To Go Home (David Ferguson Mix) 5. Visualizza riconoscimenti, recensioni, tracks e compra questa la 2015 Vinylpubblicazione di Music In Exile su Discogs. Bon Bon 8. Besides, we love electric guitars too much". Atlantic Records Is Banking on It", "Songhoy Blues: the lost sound of northern Mali emerges from civil war", "Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Nick Zinner, Holy Other Detail Africa Express Album", "Songhoy Blues hit London ahead of Damon Albarn Royal Albert Hall gig", "Songhoy Blues: Music in Exile review – a Malian band to watch", "Q Awards 2015 shortlist announced! This album denounces the corrupt management of the African continent in general and Mali in particular. Optimisme by Songhoy Blues, released 23 October 2020 1. Put simply, they are a red-hot, open-eared rock 'n' roll band who just happen to originate from Mali and operate in a language other than English. [7] It received "universal acclaim" according to the review aggregating website Metacritic. SONGHOY BLUES: (Singing in non-English language). The three of them, unrelated despite having the same surname, are Songhoy people. There are too many to name.” – Oumar Toure. Garba Touré, a guitarist from Diré, near Timbuktu, was forced to leave, and moved to Bamako, the country's capital, in the south. We have the honor to present to you “Optimisme” a rock’n’roll album from Northern Mali, our home. With this third album, we write the song first in Songhai language and then we try it in English, maybe we can touch more people, more people can understand the message behind Songhoy Blues… [15] Helen Brown of the Daily Telegraph describes the band's music as "Africa-blues-rock", stating that Songhoy Blues "do owe a musical debt to Ali Farka Touré (whose songs they started out covering), but they're definitely etching out their own groove". Songhoy Blues is a desert blues music group from Timbuktu, Mali. In turn, they were pushed out by Ansar Dine, a jihadist group which banned cigarettes, alcohol and music. Korfo 10. Shakara (Feat. Dournia 11. Their debut album, Music in Exile, was released on Transgressive Records in February 2015 and on Cult Records, via Atlantic Records, in North America in March 2015. [14], According to Jane Cornwell, writing for The Australian, Songhoy Blues "are an all-stops-out guitar band. Want to see Songhoy Blues in concert? Chatting to The Blues over lunch in the bar of London’s Picturehouse Central, Songhoy Blues plus their English French translator are polite, enthusiastic, humble and keen to tell their unique tale. Meet Me In The City (Blake Mills Mix) 3. The dance-inducing structure of the songs was important, because Songhoy Blues wrote and sang all of their songs in their native language. It gives hope to life because we believe in peace, in freedom, and in the defeat of religious extremism. [3][6], Following the success of "Soubour", the band returned to the studio with Zinner and co-producer Marc-Antoine Moreau to work on an album. As they release their second album Résistance, lead singer Aliou Touré talks to RFI … Together with Aliou Touré and Oumar Touré, they formed a band "... to recreate that lost ambience of the north and make all the refugees relive those northern songs." The northwestern African country of Mali is one of the world's musical cradles. It was a LOTTA fun. [4], In 2012, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) took control of the north of Mali. [8] Robin Denselow, writing for The Guardian, described the album as "an impressively varied and rousing set", and named Songhoy Blues "[a] band to watch". We thank all our fans around the world who have enjoyed and followed us since the beginning of the adventure. Songhoy Blues Bamako. 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