Presenting the most dynamic and versatile – Music – by Roadmusic Productions;
You can experience HERE , Marco Romano's roadmusic prod songs across all genres and moods like Heart Broken, Soulful, Chill, Happy, Tripping, Romance, Party. Ethnic - Traditional and Modern
Thanks to Ngoniba to share this Track/Video " Bana" on youtube
This was the first track roadmusic recorded with Miss Maawa back in 2008.
Recorded semi live in the studio of Paul Chandler in Bamako by Kona
Overdubs and mixing was done at roadmusic prod. studios, Kati by Marco Romano.
The musicians are:
Miss Maawa all Vocals
Bass: Vieux Diabaté
Guitar: Sibri Koné
Lead Guitar: MC Spacewalk
Flute: Remy Mariko
Wassoulou N'Goni: Kassim Sidibé
Une Diva est partie rejoindre les ancêtres d'où lui venait la profondeur de son art de son grand talent de ces qualités de musicienne de grande présence scénique d'une voix plaine de mélodies de technicité le tout ajouter à son ancestralité, on a la racine du Blues et de manière progressive, du Jazz. Oui mawa Je me rappelle de quelques fois dont nous avons joués que tu étais vraiment d'une pureté musicale et d'une vraie classe sur scène merci pour tout ce dont tu as pue faire artistiquement tes oeuvres resteront pour toujours graver dans l'univers dans le coeur des mélo-men. Repose en paix absolue.
Miss Maawa une chanteuse / compositrice originaire du Wassoulou - Mali.
Avec beaucoup de tristesse, on m'avait annoncé le décès de Maawa Doumbia aka Miss Maawa le soir du 21. Novembre 2021.
L' une des grandes vedettes de la musique, celle du Wassoulou , est parti. Que la terre te soit légère. Dors en paix Missi Maawa.
Une voix douce et unique avec une capacité formidable de créer des mélodies. Tous les musiciens qui ont joué avec Miss Maawa et son publique connaissent bien sa présence sur scène incomparable ici au Mali.
Encore beaucoup des chansons inédites, composé par Maawa ou reçue comme héritage du répertoire traditionnel Wassoulou, sont parti avec elle. Maawa Doumbia comme aussi sa Mère Kagbe Sidibé sont des grandes artistes qui nous ont laissé trop tôt, mais leurs musiques ancestrales, leurs voix résonnèrent sur terre comme travers l'univers pour toujours.
Maawa introduced me to Wassoulou music, to the great musicians and to the musical scene of Bamako / Mali, back in 2008.
We recorded several singles and the Album "Bi Fourou" together.Roadmusic prod. remastered and remixed the Album "An ka wo Wassoulou". Miss Maawa was member of the musical international projects :
Sapcewalk and AC BC. All songs are registered at SUISA and BUMDA.
Here in Mali, living as an artist is a very difficult task, especially since 2012 when the country was completely destabilized. Culture/ Music/Tourism is a very important economic sector in Mali, it was the first though, which had to suffer because of the economic bottleneck pass , which results in a lack of possibility to perform.
To receive an artist Visa to Europe , was only reserved to certain artists which are in connection with french cutural oligopol here in Westafrica.
There are a lot of amazing and unique Malian artists, who have magic on stage, because they were born with this energy; like Miss Maawa or Mangala, Zoumana Terete, Keletiqui Diabate . All of them never had recieived the recognition from the Malian cultural players, compared to what they had brought to their country, even though they are part of malian cultural music heritage and of the West African Music history. Most of Westafrican Music which have their roots in ancient pentatonic melodies and afrobeat rhythms were transculturated during slavery period and through new musical collaborations towards other styles around the globe.
All of this musicians with whom roadmusic prod. has worked, never had the financial support, or legal copyright reward, to live a life of dignity without thinking how feeding their own family the next day. Recognition came in many cases after their disappearance, too late my dear cultural players.
Culture is the food of the soul, we need to nourish our soul if we dont wanna get sick. But please dont forget to pay or help the real Musicians / Composers and Singers who are feeding your soul.
Rest in peace my dear Maawa, your great musical work and voice will be here on earth and through the univers for ever.
New Shortfilm by Roadmusic Productions 2018
World Premiere at Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) October 4 - 7, 2018
"So Kou - The Horse's Tail and his Master Player Zoumana Téréta, gives an insight into the history of an ancient instrument and a master player who contributed at making it better known to the world. The sensation of a strong symbiosis between the master and the So Kou emerges, casting a feeling of purity and sincerity."
Zoumana Tereta, also called Zou recorded albums toured the world with all Stars of the Malian Music scene; Saly Sidibé, Ténin Djini Damba, Hawa Koni, Mahawa Doumbia, Miss Maawa, Kagbe Sidibe, Maï Koné, Samba Touré, Oumou Sangaré, Bela Fleck, Bassekou Kouyate. He also collaborated with Badema National and the Instrumental Ensemble of Mali and will adapt "So Kou" to the rap with Zion B and Reggea with Tikken Jah Fakoli.
His voice, between tenor and medium, makes cry those who listen to him. So-Kou ( monotonous violin) lost his virtuoso on May 15th, 2017.
Watch the trailer.
BEST International Documentary Film
Awarded to Marco Romano
Member of Jury
TV BRICS CEO
Mr.Venkatesh Kumar G
Festival Director & Founder
Painting by ARMANDO TERZI
People and cultures come together in the universe of music. From a funk-a-liscious rock to ethnic desert and bush rhythms, the ethno-experimental band Spacewalk travels, discovers and connects the melting points of music from around the world since the year 2000. Spacewalk is one of the first worldmusic bandprojects.
The cultural journey to Timbuktu
"The cultural journey to Timbuktu" wins
Best Film Development Award 2017
Official screening NOV 23, 2017:
The Cultural Journey To Timbuktu at SOAS, London UK
Public · Hosted by We The Peoples Film Festival.
This musical documentary reflects the importance of culture and music in a country like Mali. Its populations and economy have been torn apart by a war that's not theirs to fight. How can a peaceful country with an incredible cultural heritage like Mali get destabilised in such a short time? What are the effect on the people and the long standing culture?
"La route culturelle vers Tombouctou"
Ce documentaire musical tente d'éclairer l'importance de culture / musique dans un pays comme le Mali en Afrique de l'Ouest pour ses populations.
Nous suivons certains personnages clés de la scène culturelle malienne, qui manifestent à travers leurs travaille dans la Musique/ l'Art et le Tourisme, l' impact sur l'activité / l' intensité artistique dans la société multiculturelle malienne, pendant et après les crises, causé par un Coup d'Etat et l'invasion et l'occupation du Nord du Mali en 2012/2013 par les rebelles Touaregues et des groupes extrémistes!
Comment se fait qu'un pays paisible avec un patrimoine culturel incroyable comme le Mali se soit déstabilisé!
Le film tente également d' indiquer les effets causées par des strategies geopolitiques resultant sur l'économie locale, le tourisme et la situation des artistes du spectacle!
We are rolling the beat with: Spacewalk, Miss Maawa, Kerfala Kanta Jr and AC BC
produced by Roadmusic Productions.
Roadmusic productions was founded by Marco Romano between Scotland and Switzerland in 1999. Previously based in Italy, Switzerand, Ghana and since 2008 currently residing in Bamako, Mali.
Roadmusic Productions supports music which unites different styles, rhythms and traditions for a unique experience between cultures.
Marco Romano – Musicien, Compositeur, Réalisateur, Producteur, Expert de Culture/Music/Tourism.
Marco Romano is a Swiss Italian who has setup his independent audio-visual label Roadmusic Productions in Kati - Koulikoro, Mali- Westafrica.
He has worked with different Malian and International artists (Miss Maawa, Shacka Soumbounou, Kerfala Kante Jr., Charles Coulibaly, Lee Scratch Perry, Zou Tereta, Kassim Sidibe, Pat Appiah Yeboha, Samy Ga, Toreli Vakhtang, Lukas Piendibene, Belmond Ndjike, DeLab, Jono, Zanza, Remy Straeuli, Pascal Gruenenfelder, Jesimori Kante, Keletigui Diabaté, Sibri Koné, Vieux Paré).
Marco Romanos past experience includes training locals in southern Mali in the field of agriculture, ecology and renewable energies. At the present he is working as a musician, music producer, filmmaker and through a network of local artists, his aim to create a cooperation between the tourism and music industry in Mali. Exporting their rich cultural heritage to American, European and Asian audiences would stimulate a redevelopment for global musical platforms around the world.
As a music therapist Marco Romano considers culture an important part of a healthy society and for this he has now filmed several documentaries
He has filmed his first documentary in 2013/2015, "The Cultural Journey to Timbuktu" awarded in 2017 "Best Documentary Development" at the "We the peoples Festival", London-UK
2016 - A short musical Video about Water "Niger - Water", directed by Marco Romano
2017 - An african woman "Hope", directed by Shambar
2018 - A short film about the Late "Zoumana Tereta" and his traditional Instrument;
"So Kou - The Horse's Tail - Tribute to Zoumana Tereta", directed by Marco Romano
2020 Awrded best international documentary film by TV Brics, India/Russia;
all of these project were produced by Wind-and Solarenergy
2021 - Short film:, filmed in Mali and India "Repentance Song - Tribute to Lee Scratch Perry"
2022 - "JOKOTO" New Album by Kerfala Kante Jr. recorded live @ Bogolain Studio, Bamako
- New Album by AC BC Project "CultureRize - Bamako All Stars, Vol. I"
Marco Romano- Musician, Producer, Filmmaker
1. Formation- Ingénieur Agronome, ETH, Zürich /CH.
2. Formation- Music Therapist, APIM Genova / I.
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