Alumaye is the second international release from Burkinabe singer-songwriter Massa Dembele. Dembele’s musical stylings center around the ethereal sound of the kamele n’goni harp which he weaves into a musical pallet that includes layers of indigenous percussion, balaphon, bass and guitar. On Alumaye Massa expresses both the joys and sorrows of life in post-colonial West Africa through a blend of modern afropop and the traditional sounds of western Burkina Faso.
Across these songs, Ethiopian jazz, African psychedelic rock and funk, Sudanese dance rhythms, and Tuaregi grooves mingle with the jazz and folk traditions of the Americas. Bandcamp Album of the Day Mar 19, 2019