Publisher: Splice Sounds – Splice Sessions
Quality: 24 bit 44.1 kHz stereo
Description: Congolese Drums with Andre Toungamani is the third release of Senegal Sessions and the first toolkit in the series. This cool package is dedicated to creating dance sounds in the style of Mbalax, Afrobeat, hip hop and Dancehall.
Mbalax (or Mbalakh) is the national popular dance music of Senegal and the Gambia. It has a sacred origin in the Serer people, the ultra-religious, ultra-conservative Newap musical tradition and their sacred rituals ndut. By the 1970s, it had become an alloy with other popular music from the African diaspora, West and Afropop, such as jazz, soul, Latin, Congolese rumba, and rock mixed with sabar, traditional wolves’ percussion and dance music – an ethnic group of the northwestern Senegal. The name of the genre comes from the accompanying rhythms used in Sabara, and is called Mbalax.
Although Tungamani is from Congo, he is considered one of the best Mbalax players in Senegal. This fusion of cultures gave the music community a rhythmic gift that could be deployed in every package. Filled with passion, history, cultural pride and rhythm, find one-time shots and loops that will add serious movement to your next production.
316 LOOPS 86 ONE SHOTS