Rhythm Manding featuring Bolokada Conde
Recently, I recorded Afro-pop/Traditional Mande rhythm fusion group Rhythm Manding featuring djembe master Bolokada Conde. Bolokada is a joyful, exciting, engaging and very musical performer -- A fantastic ambassador for the music of Guinea, West Africa, his home. The recordings were done over 3 days in May of 2011, in studio sessions at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and at a live performance at the Summercamp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL. The project was mixed by me and mastered by Eric Bisgyer and in November 2012, the band's self-titled debut CD was released.