by Africando



Some bands just can't put a foot wrong, and Africando is one of them. Their African-voiced salsa is always a joy, and this is no different as they reconnect the dots between West Africa and the Americas. Here, the African roots shine strong, especially on the cover of Franco's "Mario" which positively sizzles. But everything works, from the burning opener "Bogne Sirala," to "Nina Nina," sung by the American Joe King, bringing in something new. This is a disc that's truly a series of highlights, with some remarkable piano work from Efrain Davila and the late Alfredo Rodriguez that grabs credit from the five main singers. There may only be ten tracks, but when each one is such a gem, more would be too much. This is a record made for romance, for dancing, for listening -- an album for all seasons.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2006
Label: Sterns Africa
UPC: 0740042110328
catalogNumber: 1103

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Africando   Primary Artist
Luis Bonilla   Trombone
Nelson Rodriguez   Electric Guitar,Musical Direction
Madilu System   Vocals
Alfredo Rodriguez   Piano
Medoune Diallo   Vocals
Ite Jerez   Trumpet
Ozzie Melendez   Trombone
Reuben Rodriguez   Bass
George Delgado   Conga
Nelson Hernandez   Baritone Saxophone
Luis Quintero   Bongos,Maracas,Timbales,Guiro
Sekouba Bambino   Vocals
Miguel Gomez   Conga,Choir, Chorus,Bandleader
Joe Fielder   Trombone
Adama Condé   Balafon
Efrain "Junito" Davila   Piano
Amadou Balaké   Vocals
Pascal Dieng   Vocals
Basse Sarr   Vocals
Lodia Mansour   Vocals

Technical Credits

Nelson Rodriguez   Arranger
Alfredo Rodriguez   Arranger
John Diaz   Engineer
Nicolas Gueret   Vocal Engineer
Ibrahima Sylla   Producer
Boncana Maïga   Arranger
Pamphile Desouza   Vocal Engineer
Miguel Gomez   Arranger,Demo Coordinator
Cedric Louis   Vocal Engineer
Marc Ribes   Cover Photo
Albert Vo Van Tao   Cover Photo

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