All the way from West Africa, Sidiki Dembele is a Manchester based musician, a true master of the traditional music of his homeland: Ivory Coast. During this session, Sidiki wanted to record his own composition featuring N’Goni (an African harp) and Calabash (an interesting hand percussion instrument made from the hard shell of a large fruit similar to a pumpkin) with vocal parts that feature English, French and Olof (a common language used in many West African nations). Featuring on this track on lead vocal was Laetitia Mandonnaud,.
The duo layered numerous vocal parts with two N’Goni accompaniments and a driving percussion track on the Calabash. Simple, yet beautiful this was our favourite project so far in Studio Z and both the pair and ourselves are really happy with the finished mix, though it won’t be released until the end of the project so keep your eyes peeled! Sidiki has expressed an interest in recording his album here which we are very excited about, a callaboration of even more exceptional talent through Studio Z’s doors!