Bebel Diarra, Mama Sissoko and el Cuban from Super Biton de Ségou at Mieruba Art Center
''...The bands shared this experience wholeheartedly and the final sound flows as if arising from afar. On est ensemble! We’re Together!''
In 2021 Sahel Roots began the "On est ensemble" project in collaboration with Electric Circus, an Italian-based funk band. The project aimed to encounter the two realities in the name of brotherhood besides borders and distance. In 2019 the Italian band reached out to Sahel Roots, who at the time were inflaming club stages in Bamako and Ségou...
"..Solomane Doumbia owes part of his inspiration to Tidiani Koné and this album, this tribute, retraces the route of Afrobeat and brings it back to his other homeland, Mali."
It was in January 2020 that Solomane Doumbia composed and recorded the tracks for the album "Ségou to Lagos" in Bamako. The recordings took place at night, Solo would take his guitar and start playing riffs. Then he would go to the computer to compose the beats that would have been interpreted and enriched by Malian musicians directed by Solo.
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Mama Sissoko and Bebel Diarra are happy to announce the upcoming release of AFRO JAZZ-FOLK VOL 1, a collection of unreleased songs from the Super Biton - Ségou orchestra produced by Mieruba -ML and Deviation Records
The Super Biton has existed since the 60s, like Ségou, its orchestra, the Super Biton has always remained behind what was done in Bamako. The Ségou orchestra developed and incorporated amplified instruments ...