MAR SECK : VAGABONDE [ Teranga Beat ]
Catalogue : Teranga Beat / TBLP018
Format : 2LP
Condition : New
Country : Senegal
Released : 2013
Genre : Latin, World / Folk
Mar Seck is a delicate singer and songwriter who marked the history of Senegalese music. A cross over between Cuban music and Senegalese Folklore, his music gave birth to Salsa-Mbalax, the popular dance music of '70s Senegal that went onto influence a younger generation of Senegalese musicians.
Featuring 12 tracks recorded over three different sessions, ‘Vagabonde’ focuses on the best phases of MAR SECK’s career.
The first recordings are taken from a raw and unreleased 1969 session at the Dakar National Radio. Recorded with his first group SUPER CAP-VERT from Rufisque, it captures an 18-year old MAR singing the first version of his famous composition “Vagabonde”. The remaining six tracks from the session includes a beautiful cover of Fonseca's “Sibouten”.
A 1973 live recording is also featured here, made with the STAR BAND de DAKAR in Saint Louis. Previously unreleased, it comes from a time when MAR was establishing his name playing at the legendary Miami Club in Dakar, the “École de Passage” for all great Senegalese musicians.