Ears Of The People: Ekonting Songs From Senegal - Ears Of The People: Ekonting Songs From Senegal | RECORD STORE DAY
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1. Watu Eriring Bee Kaolo
2. Ami Kolle / Salymane / Alassane
3. Mamba Sambou
4. Colobane Yolooli
5. Diego
6. Elenbeja
7. Bapaalaay
8. Aline Sitoe
9. Sijam Bukan
10. Kunaare Kati Gambi
11. Aduna Esore
12. Adiatta Ubonketom
13. Ajeme
14. Celestine
15. Aliinom
16. Koriye
17. Ahan Bokin
18. Asum Bunuk
19. Kanyalen Rosalie
20. Aguene Diambone
21. Aliinom (Ballanta)
22. Asunge
23. Inje Mama Oomei?
24. Madu
25. Ayinga BaƱiil Dane Dibuke Ban

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Ears of the People is a collection of sublime contemporary recordings of the ekonting, a three-stringed gourd lute played by Jola people in Gambia and the Casamance region of Senegal. The nine tradition-bearers featured on the album share stories of love, heartache, conflict, spirituality, and all that is unique and beautiful in Jola culture over the rolling lilt of the instrument. An important forebear of the American banjo, the ekonting drives lively dancing and brings these stories to life. These songs, rarely heard outside Senegambia, are a living tapestry of the Jola people and a unique interweaving of human voices and stringed instruments.