World Music Corner
Momo Wandel Soumah - Toko (2000)
I heard this song on a Songlines Magazine CD compilation a few years back and it became one of my favourite all time African Blues tracks. It's from the late Momo Wandel Soumah, an African Jazz musician from Guinea known for his horn blowing skills on the Alto Sax.
A fabulous track, it just drones along hypnotically almost at walking pace, interspersed with flute and sax breaks (which I love, as I'm a sucker for a sax, having played it badly when I was younger). But it's his growling voice which makes it so unique, almost sounding to me a like an African Tom Waits!?
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Momo Wandel Soumah - 'Toko'
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