COUMBANE MINT ELY WARAKANE
1 CD W 260139 SC848
RECORDINGS, STUDIO 308 (NOUAKCHOTT) & PIERRE BOIS - LINER NOTES, MICHEL GUIGNARD.
© MCM 2010
Coumbane mint Ely Warakane, vocals and ardin harp
Cheikh ould Abba, tidinit lute
Bechir ould Meguet, tbal
Lemate & Yaghouta, chorus
This CD stays as close as possible to the forms and sonorities of the Moor classical music, the azawan, as it was performed in the tent for an audience of connoisseurs and poets. It involves the use of traditional instruments such as the tidinit, a small lute specific to the griots of the Sudan zone, and the ardin, the harp of the women that we only find among the Moors. This CD is Coumbane’s first album. Her charisma carries away all those who have had the good fortune to hear her. She wins people over with the flexibility and naturalness of her voice, with her extreme virtuosity, and she passes on the pleasure that she takes in singing, without the slightest affectation.