Star Band de Dakar, IK 3031

Star Band, front, cd size

After Youssou N’dour broke through European with ‘Bitim Rew Immigres’, I
decided to dig in to his past. Then I discovered Etoile de Dakar and Star
Band de Dakar. I had a kind of crush on this group, ever since the first
notes I laid my ears on. Absolutely great sound, so when I found this one
at the fair I was thrilled. Enjoy this lovely album and if you like it,
you can find more in the Afro-Cuban or Senegal section, below left.

tracks;

1 Sala bigue
2 Sénégal samarève
3 Mane kouma khole thiyove
4 Keleye teye
5 Digueté
6 Misterioso
7 Biquelo Lola
8 La ultima rumba

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30 thoughts on “Star Band de Dakar, IK 3031

  1. Looks like another fantastic post – I’m particularly looking forward to hearing the Star Band’s treatment of those Cuban number. Could you check the mediafire link – it’s not going to the download page. Much appreciation as always – mambopete

  2. Looks like another fantastic post – I’m particularly looking forward to hearing the Star Band’s treatment of those Cuban number. Could you check the mediafire link – it’s not going to the download page. Much appreciation as always – mambopete

  3. Last week, I accidentally threw away my webstatistics history. A very stupid thing to do. I now managed to re-install a statistics counter but I had to start counting all the way from zero again, shame..
    is there a way to get back my old stats ? who knows ?

  4. Last week, I accidentally threw away my webstatistics history. A very stupid thing to do. I now managed to re-install a statistics counter but I had to start counting all the way from zero again, shame..
    is there a way to get back my old stats ? who knows ?

  5. een klapper moos dat was zeker ook de prijs van de lp!!! Utrecht kennende.

    Ben niet geweest moest werken helaas.
    Altijd leuk zeker op vrijdag en zaterdagochtend en lekker ouwehoeren met andere vinyl verslavenden.

    Daan.

  6. een klapper moos dat was zeker ook de prijs van de lp!!! Utrecht kennende.

    Ben niet geweest moest werken helaas.
    Altijd leuk zeker op vrijdag en zaterdagochtend en lekker ouwehoeren met andere vinyl verslavenden.

    Daan.

  7. Very nice! I remember this band was my first meeting with African music.
    About 15 years ago I lived some months in Groningen. There was a little record store/company there that published this music on CD. Forgot the name .. I was struck by the modest and tranquilizin’ tunes – so much played with passion and soul.
    I was at the fleamarket in Rotterdam this afternoon. Best findings were records of the “Havenzangers” and “Corry and the Rekels”. Also nice .. 🙁
    Some guys have all the luck ..

  8. Very nice! I remember this band was my first meeting with African music.
    About 15 years ago I lived some months in Groningen. There was a little record store/company there that published this music on CD. Forgot the name .. I was struck by the modest and tranquilizin’ tunes – so much played with passion and soul.
    I was at the fleamarket in Rotterdam this afternoon. Best findings were records of the “Havenzangers” and “Corry and the Rekels”. Also nice .. 🙁
    Some guys have all the luck ..

  9. Nangadef!
    I found this incredible LP this year in senegal… Mine has a stamp on the back: “Discotechnique Kasse – Rue de Reimes x Malick Sy – Dakar” Do you know if this was Ibra Kasse studio? (my LP would be Ibra Kasse own copy?!!!) Do you have info about this? (Moos, may be you have other LPs with such a stamp…).
    Anyway, i dont really care, it’s really great senegalese music as I love… (senegalese latin rythms… including “Mane Kouma Khole Thiyove” hit).
    For those who have chance to go to dakar and who love latin and african musics, i strongly advise “Pape Fall & African Salsa” in live; you would be hit by this unique mix of cubano integrating senegalese rythm and flavour (imagine a latino combo with sabar, and snengalese soulfull voices singing aproximative spanish!), perfect with atmosphere of old school dakar clubs…
    (special bonus: as they are friends sometimes Pape invites for a set Bala Sidibe, ex-Baobab in late 70s).
    Big up to Roger for his vibrating solos during last concert i saw (trumpet player from cameroun, ivory coast, now living in senegal … but that’s another story…)
    Sunugaal bakhna!!!
    ORL

    (moos: global thank for all your posts, it’s my first comment even if i follow GG since a time, but it to encourage you to post more from senegal! 😉

  10. Nangadef!
    I found this incredible LP this year in senegal… Mine has a stamp on the back: “Discotechnique Kasse – Rue de Reimes x Malick Sy – Dakar” Do you know if this was Ibra Kasse studio? (my LP would be Ibra Kasse own copy?!!!) Do you have info about this? (Moos, may be you have other LPs with such a stamp…).
    Anyway, i dont really care, it’s really great senegalese music as I love… (senegalese latin rythms… including “Mane Kouma Khole Thiyove” hit).
    For those who have chance to go to dakar and who love latin and african musics, i strongly advise “Pape Fall & African Salsa” in live; you would be hit by this unique mix of cubano integrating senegalese rythm and flavour (imagine a latino combo with sabar, and snengalese soulfull voices singing aproximative spanish!), perfect with atmosphere of old school dakar clubs…
    (special bonus: as they are friends sometimes Pape invites for a set Bala Sidibe, ex-Baobab in late 70s).
    Big up to Roger for his vibrating solos during last concert i saw (trumpet player from cameroun, ivory coast, now living in senegal … but that’s another story…)
    Sunugaal bakhna!!!
    ORL

    (moos: global thank for all your posts, it’s my first comment even if i follow GG since a time, but it to encourage you to post more from senegal! 😉

  11. Fantastic! 20 years ago I bought a copy of this album in a plain paper sleeve (cost me 50p in a well known vinyl exchange). Now I know what the sleeve looks like!

  12. Fantastic! 20 years ago I bought a copy of this album in a plain paper sleeve (cost me 50p in a well known vinyl exchange). Now I know what the sleeve looks like!

  13. Fantastic! 20 years ago I bought a copy of this album in a plain paper sleeve (cost me 50p in a well known vinyl exchange). Now I know what the sleeve looks like!

  14. Moos, a few days ago I watched he film Xala of Ousmane Sembene, where we can see the Star Band, and we can relive the atmosphere of that time.

    This album and the film forms a unique combination.

    Many thanks for this extraordinary gift.

  15. Moos, a few days ago I watched he film Xala of Ousmane Sembene, where we can see the Star Band, and we can relive the atmosphere of that time.

    This album and the film forms a unique combination.

    Many thanks for this extraordinary gift.

  16. Hola from Buenos Aires!
    I know im asking for too much, but would any of yous be so kind of letting me know where or from whom could i get the WAV file for the track MISTERIOSO of this amazing and beautiful band from Senegal?
    Im a good DJ and im preparing a studio album and would love to get my hands on this track so im asking a lot i know, but it would be great if anyone could help. Throw me a rope please! Here in Buenos Aires (Argentina) these albums are not to be seen or found…Help please!!!!

  17. Hola from Buenos Aires!
    I know im asking for too much, but would any of yous be so kind of letting me know where or from whom could i get the WAV file for the track MISTERIOSO of this amazing and beautiful band from Senegal?
    Im a good DJ and im preparing a studio album and would love to get my hands on this track so im asking a lot i know, but it would be great if anyone could help. Throw me a rope please! Here in Buenos Aires (Argentina) these albums are not to be seen or found…Help please!!!!

  18. Hola from Buenos Aires!
    I know im asking for too much, but would any of yous be so kind of letting me know where or from whom could i get the WAV file for the track MISTERIOSO of this amazing and beautiful band from Senegal?
    Im a good DJ and im preparing a studio album and would love to get my hands on this track so im asking a lot i know, but it would be great if anyone could help. Throw me a rope please! Here in Buenos Aires (Argentina) these albums are not to be seen or found…Help please!!!!

  19. Hi anonymous from Buenos Aires,

    I have the Misterioso on my laptop in .wav format. It’s MOOS weblog though and I have to figure out how to upload, but if Moos wants lend his site for an upload, I can give it a try

    Peter

  20. Hi anonymous from Buenos Aires,

    I have the Misterioso on my laptop in .wav format. It’s MOOS weblog though and I have to figure out how to upload, but if Moos wants lend his site for an upload, I can give it a try

    Peter

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