Sunday, October 08, 2006
In recent trawling and music mining through the net to discover new worlds and what people are listening to I found this outstanding LP by the undisputed master of Senegalese Salsa. Highly influenced by the Cuban craze of the 50's that saw many African hotel bands emulating the sound, Laba Sosseh formed the Star Band du Dakar in the sixties. He has worked with a number of other artists such as Papa Seck and Youssou N'Dour. More recently he was invited to play with Africando.
Without further ado here he is on his 1982 recording "Roberto Torres Presenta Laba Sosseh".
Its well worth looking out for his compilation LP/CD El Maestro - 40 ans de Salsa ... that includes some killers...ENJOY!
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