Kwi Bamba & l'Orchestre de Gama Berema

Kwi Bamba & l'Orchestre de Gama Berema

V001/7
Release Notes
  • First ever vinyl pressing
  • Recorded in 1999 in the forests of Northern Guinea
  • Contextual Liner notes written by producer Frédéric Migeon

First international release for a raw and heavy Guinean Jazz session from “Maestro” Kwi Bamba, leader of the 60s State-funded orchestra Nimba Jazz, the precursor to Bembeya Jazz National.

The album was recorded in the forested region of Northern Guinea near the border with Ivory Coast direct to minidisc by Frédéric Migeon and covers a variety of styles from Guinea, mainly from the Guerzé and Kpellé traditions.

Follows in the footsteps of the famous recordings o the State-owned Syliphone record label of the 70s and 80s.