Sunday, January 20, 2008
Here is Jali Bakary, who I will be studying kora with in Brikama. It is also him who I plan to record with my laptop, and Logic(which I admittedly am just learning....oh well) using the solar panels which I(and whoever else chooses to contribute) am contributing to the Konteh family. We've been in regular contact since I finally reached out and found out how to get in touch. The whole thing has invigorated me and given my sense of musical path a much needed boost. I'm still writing country-ish singer-songwriter stuff, but all I listen to is African music...maybe a little other stuff...but mostly outernational styles and some pretty random rare stuff off other music blogs. Its a shame how little Gambian stuff there is out there. I met a few folks today at a gig at Bella Winery here in Healdsburg who have friends in the Gambia working to promote musicians! Small world..I do hope he gets in touch with that info, because I think we could possibly team up a bit. Anyways, I hope to keep this blog, and my website, and myspace, up to date.....we'll see though.