Monday, December 20, 2010

Ameth Male re-records Asa Branca

Ameth Male
Senegalese singer Ameth Male has re-recorded one of the most well-know Brazilian folk hits of all time.

The song Asa Branca or White Wing was written by the great accordion player Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira and talks about the droughts in the northeast of Brazil.

The 40s hit has been covered by several other musicians including Zé Ramalho and David Byrne. The original is in the baião or choro style.

Ameth is known for singing about peace, tolerance and love . He has worked with David Murray on the album Fodeuk and Mamadou Konté on his compilation album Africa Fête. His first solo album Laanamayo was released in 2004. Source: Musiques Afrique

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