WINNERS SHOW Music WESTERN Africa 3rd edition of the AFRO
·•● Winner of Category AFROS PEPITES : TAKEIFA // Senegal
TAKEIFA destroy barriers, bring closer cultures around human
condition. A Pop, World sauce that works… Discover this voice close to Tracy
competition: GET FREE
Site : www.myspace.com/takeifa1
INFO for ORGANIZERS, MEDIA,… : TAKEIFA are based in Dakar (Senegal) // Contact Pro :
Biography: TAKEIFA is a 5-brother
family with a pop- afro and world music style.
TAKEIFA prepare the issue of their new album, with Cooperation Francaise / French
Embassy in Senegal.
They shared the stage with great artists like Femi Kuti, Chambao, BEBE, Youssou N’DOUR,
Macaco, Salif Keita, Daara J, Omar Pene, Emir Kusturika, Public Enemy, La Jam,
Ojos de Brujo, 08001, Alpha Blondy, Bassekou Koukayate, Cheikh Lô, Tiken ja
Fakoly... and ended their 2010 Tour at the WOMAD Festival (Spain).
A tireless worker, Jac is an excellent composer and
self-taught musician. This long
adventure started in a small village in Senegal, where Jac Keita discovered his
vocation for music. He was 11 when he got his first guitar from the
workshop of his uncle.
After several bands and in solo, in 2006 the band included his brothers.
Thus the name TAKEIFA meaning The Keita Family.
Their music proposes to break barriers, to bring closer culture, mix and
equality, by talking about themes such as childhood, poverty and education (Talibé), superstitions
(Guissané), illegal immigration,
peace, human conflicts and hope (Diaakhlé).
of Category AFROS PEPITES : Mamadou Sulabanku
// Senegal, Capo-Verde // Tradi-Modern ●•·
Mamadou SULABANKU, with
his powerful and particular voice, sends excited shouts, contaminated by
Capo-Verde and traditional Senegalese rhythms.
competition: LAMP FALL
Networks: not available
INFO for ORGANIZERS, TOUR MANAGERS, MANAGERS, MEDIA,… : Mamdou SULUBANKU is based in Mindelo São Vicente (Capo-Verde) // Contact Pro : no manager yet
Biography: Born in a long line of story-tellers (griots) in
Dakar, Senegal, on
7 June 1972, Mamadou Sene Bhour Guewel
has lived in Mindelo since 2000. 2nd biggest town in the islands of Capo-Verde (Weestern
Africa) and core place of Capo-verde cultural production, Mindelo gave birth to stars such as Césaria
The groupe is based
on music exchange and exploration, with vibrations more Jazzy, and celebrates Capo-Verde; although it is anchored in ancient Senegalese
Mamadou sends high-pitched excited shouts with his powerful
and particular voice, contaminated by Capo-Verde and Senegalese rhythms. Mamadou Sulabanku always
tells a story. Like Mamadou’s grand-mother used to say: « a song that does not tell a story, does not transmit
knowledge, love is not a song, this is only children playing »
·•● 3rd Of Category AFROS PEPITES: MAGOU // Senegal // Folk,
Blues, Afro-Cuban ●•·
great singer with a powerful and husky voice, easily recognizable…
Song in competition: AFRICA YEWUL
Site : www.myspace.com/magoudakartransit
INFO for ORGANIZERS, TOUR MANAGERS, MANAGERS, MEDIA,… : MAGOU is based in Paris
(France) // Contact
Pro : CONTACT
Biography : Magou is born
in Senegal, on the Ngor peninsula, a fishermen’ village in the West of Dakar, West
It is here that the "Ndeup" lives, this
traditional rhythm "Lébou" where songs, dance and percussions get
mixed and where its practice can reach mystic trance.
This is in this music universe and thanks to religious songs practice
that Magou trained his powerful and husky voice, and his guitar play is tinged
with Mandingo tradition, Mbalax, and also Blues and Folk music.
Author, composer and singer, Magou created his own
repertory and performed with his band "Le Dakar Transit" during more than
He was soon discovered by the Network label (Oumou
Sangare, Desert Blues...) and left Senegal and flied to Germany where he
recorded "Africa Yewul", his
first album issued with Harmonia Mundi in 2006.
He was awarded a prize by the Académie Charles Cros,
"Africa Yewul" (Africa, wake up), evokes the African union,
sufferings and hopes of people, but also love, faith, solidarity, needed in a
world where every one lives on its own.
Drawing his music from tradition but also from jazz, soul and Afro-Cuban
music, Magou proves and confirms to the African public that he is a showman, a
great singer, generous with his recognizable voice, and whose lyrics in Wolof,
French or English are anchored in life, in emotion and sharing.
is already preparing his second album, full of mysticism, traditional, acoustic
and the guitar and the voice are the Ariadne’s thread of an internal, music and