NEW TUNES: Raja Kassis & HumanBeing - Don't Leave (Doumala Baayi)

Beirut-born guitarist Raja Kassis (a veteran of not only Antibalas, Seun Kuti, Angelique Kidjo & others, but also of several Senegalese touring ensembles) and his band HumanBeing deliver a new cut “Don’t Leave (Doumala Baayi)”. A gorgeous mbalax tune, it's an instrumental cover of a popular classic of Senegalese music originally recorded by N'dongo Lo. The tune was a favorite of the band's live set and was recorded back in 2014 but has finally seen release. The track features members of N'dongo Lo's band, as well as Daptone/Ikebe Shakedown horns. Roots percussion, sabar drum and marimba with stunning guitar, this is a dancer's tune. (If you'd like to hear the original, here it is).



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