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Musician

Herve Samb

  Virtuoso guitarist, original composer, and arranger, respected producer, Herve Samb is a very charismatic individual. He has established himself as an outstanding musician worldwide, with many famous artists such as Marcus Miller, Oumou Sangaré, Salif Keïta, and so many others. His four previous albums as a leader have all been acclaimed by the public and international critics : CROSS OVER (2009), KHARIT (2012), TIME TO FEEL (2013) TERANGA (2018) through which he confirms a unique style, the «Jazz Sabar» born from the rhythms of the sabar this traditional Senegalese percussion, crossing original melodies inspired by both traditional Senegalese tunes and contemporary jazz and BENN (2021) his first solo opus.

Album

Senegal

Label: Universal Music France
Released: 2007
Track listing: Baykat; Incha Allah; Tass yakar; Le Jola; Taar dousey; Manko; Yaye boye; Plus je fais ci, plus je fais

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Article: Album Review

Ismael Lo: Senegal

Read "Senegal" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson


For every world music enthusiast who celebrates musical cross-pollination, there's a naysayer bemoaning the risk that the mix will only produce a watered-down lowest common denominator. Of course the enthusiasts have lots of support for their position: Youssou N'Dour's Egypt (Nonesuch, 2004) masterfully combined Senegalese mbalax and Arabic classical music, while Thione Seck's Orientation (Stern's Africa, ...


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