This 12-Track Album "CultureRize - Bamako all Stars" by AC, BC Project/roadmusic prod. is still unreleased. It reflects the actual vibe of African music styles such as Amapiano, Malian Afrobeat, and Modern Mandingue.
AC BC project is:
Charles Auguste Coulibaly: Composition, Arrangements, Keyboards, Beatplaying, Traditional Instruments - Midi /
Marco Romano AKA MC Spacewalk: Composition, Arrangements, Guitars , Bass, Percussion
Roadmusic prod. Is located on the continent and is engaged in composing, researching, and producing. We know what's on;
Roadmusic Productions endeavors to implement the concept of transculturation, in which sounds and ideas from various cultures influence the music. Transculturation is the musical representation of Roadmusic's exploration of ethnology and anthropology!
Kerfala Kante Jr. is born in Guinea Conakry - Westafrika, into an ancient Griot Family. He's the younger Brother of the Late Guinee Singer Kerfala Kante.
2007 Kerfala Kante Jr. is called to Bamako to play the Bassguitar in SALIF KEITA' s Band.
2010 he meets Marco Romano , Gutarist and Producer, Labelowner of "roadmusic productions". They reform in 2010 -2013 the international Band "Spacewalk"
Kerfala's Debutalbum "Aventurier" was recorded 2012/13 in the studio Moffou in Bamako, recorded and mixed by Abou Cissé, produced by roadmusic prod.
"This debut album from Salif Keita's bass player contains outstandingly
beautiful music. Simply, Kante is a glorious singer. What's more, he's got the best musicians in Bamako as his band. The way he works with them, a seamless assembly of modern and traditional instruments, conjures an instant sense of ease, depth and grace."
KKJ second and brand new album "JOKOTO" will be released officially on the 11.11.2022.
Kerfala Kante Jr. - Compositeur, Lyricist, arranger, Bass, Vocalist
Jely Mori Diawara - Guitar 1
MC Spacewalk - Guitar 2
Wassa - Backing Vocals
Badjé Niaré - N'Goni
Makan Camara, Kaka Kourouma- Drums
Doudou - Sabar Drums
Charles Coulibaly: Keyboards
Yaya at Bogolain studio,
Baba Simaka at Baba Studio,
Charles Coulibaly at roadmusic studios
Soundenineer, editing, mixing, mastering at roadmusic studios, Kati, ML by Charles Coulibaly/ Marco Romano
Roadmusic's releases 2015:
"Bamako Beat Talk - SPACEWALK"
New album release by Roadmusic Productions 2015 Bamako Beat Talk by Spacewalk
CD - 08/15RM
The 6th Album Bamako Beat Talk by the international band Spacewalk, reunits the roots of Roadmusic's musical family. This album featuring Miss Maawa from Mali/Wassoulou, Kerfala Kante jr. from Guinee/Conakry and a member of the first Spacewalk formation - Delab - from Scotland/Glasgow.
This album presents some new voices and 70's Korg-Synthesizesound from the ethnic techno band Kufuki from Japan/Tokyo, the Saxophonist/Peul Flutist Nils Lidman from Sweden and a new Griot voice from Bamako, the singer and guitarist Adama Kouyaté. By a blend of Afrobeat, Wassoulou, Mandingue with European jazz, instrumental and upbeat dance music; Spacewalk is a testament of our time. Sung in Bambara, Susu, French and English, the songs were born in different times, across borders in different countries. All pieces have come together along the Niger river, home of the crocodiles - Bamako/Kati. The integration of these different music styles, rhythms and cultures into one band characterizes the sound of the band Spacewalk. Roadmusic Productions' vision of connecting cultures around the planet with music is evident in this collaboration of global musicians.
The songs from the album Bamako Beat Talk also became the soundtrack of Marco Romanos music documentary The Cultural Journey to Timbuktu.
by Marco Romano / Roadmusic Productions
Roadmusic's Rock- extern- RELEASES 2016:
EDGAR - Alcuni fattori marginali
Prodotto da Edgar e Piero Milesi
Registrato e mixato da Piero Milesi ed Emanuele Cioncoloni presso StudioE, Genova
all rights reserved by Edgar from Genova / Italy
Batterie registrate al DrumCode Studio, Sesta Godano (SP)
Masterizzato da Claudio Giussani presso Nautilus, Milano
Artwork: Emanuele Cioncoloni
Foto: Federico Grasso
Roadmusic's AfroBeat Releases 2016 - 2020
AfroBeat, is a Rhythm which originated in WEST AFRICA . It SPREAD AND DEVELOPPED by travelling up and down the Niger River. Thats what we believe here in Mali.
The Manding Empire was founded in the 13th Century by the emperor Sundjata Keita.
Sundjata Keita was the first ruler of the Mali Empire . He laid the foundation for a powerful and wealthy African empire and proclaimed the first charter of human rights, the Manden Charter.
The empire swept from one end of West Africa to the other, from Casamance on the Atlantic coast all the way to Ghana, thousands of miles to the east< Soudan. Sunjata used music to bind all his disparate peoples together. Music became a formidable political tool and turned the hereditary Mandingue musicians or djelis (griots) into a powerful caste. Today, having survived centuries of change and disturbances, that caste is still flourishing. Drawing on themes as old as the Empire itself and melodies learned in childhood, the modern griots still mediate for social order.
AfroBeat is a rhythm which originated at the beginning of the RIVER NIGER at te borders of Guinee/Mali. Originally from the Wassoulou Beat, travelled all along the Niger River to Nigeria, where it was melted in modern times with "The Yoruba Clave" and synthesized by Great Artists like Fela Kuti and Tony Allen with Ghanian Highlife/ Palmwine -and Benin polyrhythmic music to their magnificent AfroBeat Orchestra Sound; the AfroBeat developped in the USA to the wellknown "Funk Beat"; interpreted and performed gloriously by the great James Brown. These Music styles are characterized by Pentatonic Scales and by the "synchopatic accent on the two beats - the syncope and the one or vice versa". The newest evolutions of Afrobeat and Pentatonic Music through transculturations of Anglosachs Music (harmonies) and Afrobeats using electronic Instruments/Digital Tools can be seen in; Rap / Hip-Hop and Housemusic, Amapiano (SA). (Marco Romano)
MISS MAAWA - Imakou
A blend of Yoruba and Wassoulou Rhythms.... feel the BHeat!
The afrobeat Album "An Ka wo Wassoulou", arranged by Nigerian producer Maikano in 2004.
In 2016 the Album is remastered, remixed by Roadmusic Productions with two additional tracks.
MISS MAAWA feat. Adama Yalomba, Mobjack, MC Spacewalk- DANSE
A Remix from the Hit Single "Danse" from the Album "Bi Fourou", arranged and remixed
by Marco Romano / Roadmusic Productions
Modern AfroBeat / Afro Hip Hop Releases
Shambar "Hope" and "Call me Boss"
Shambar is a Producer, Filmmaker, Singer / Songwriter, Arrangeur
from Kongo, Kinshasha
Roadmusic released the two Singles
"Hope" and "Call me Boss" 2020, feat. MC Spacewalk
Zoumana Tereta feat. MC Spacewalk - Ma bien aimée
Single from the awarding shortfilm
Traditional Malian Blues/Segou -Track "Ma bien aimée" by Zoumana Tereta, feat. MC Spacewalk on Slideguitar. Original worldmusic by roadmusic productions. Track arranged and recorded by Vieux Paré @ radio Kaira 2008 , remixed by Marco Romano, MC Spacewalk on Slide-Guitar recorded @ roadmusic studios, Kati-ML 2018.
Pentatonic scales are used in the music of many cultures around the world. They are found in the ancient music of the American Indians, Scots, and Celts, as well as in regions in Africa, Polynesia, and Asia. They can be heard today in popular music, rock, blues, and jazz. (Wikipedia)
Roadmusic's Documentary Release 2018:
"Sokou - The Horse's Tail and his Master Player Zoumana Tereta"
Roadmusic's DVD- Documentary Release 2015:
"The cultural journey to Timbuktu"
The Cultural Journey to Timbuktu /52 min.
This documentary illuminates the importance that cultural activities and music have to the people of West African countries like Mali. Shortly after the recent rebellion and the increase of extremist activity in northern Mali, culture and music is being repressed as means of expression. The rich cultural heritage of the once strong and peaceful Mali is slowly declining into oblivion. Music is nowadays an important source the people of Mali is trying to preserve. This film shows the effects and consequences that Western strategies in the disputed areas have had on Mali society and culture.
DVD - 001/15RM
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