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Falle Nioke: Youkounkoun EP

Youkounkoun EP

Falle Nioke, Ghost Culture

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  • Release Date 10 July 2020
  • In Stock
Product code
PRAH26
Format
12" Vinyl
Label
Prah
Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture have announced Youkounkoun, their debut collaborative EP, released 10th July via PRAH Recordings. Opening track “Barké” – which, in English, means “blessing” – is shared today.

“Where I grew up, we say you have two get blessings from you parents,” explains Falle Nioke. “It is not something money can buy. One of my friends told me he couldn't understand why he was struggling, why he couldn’t succeed in business and why no opportunities were coming his way.

“There was an old man listening to us talking who asked, ‘do you have parents?’ My friend said that he did. The man said to go and visit them and when you see them working you must help them. Give them a hand and once you do that you will get a blessing. That is a secret of this life.”

FALLE NIOKE is a singer and percussionist from Guinea Conakry, West Africa. He sings in French and English, Susu, Fulani, Malinke and Coniagui, and plays a range of cultural African instruments to accompany his voice (gongoma, Bolon, Cassi).

Since arriving in the UK two years ago, after a period travelling around West Africa, singing with a troupe of musicians and learning different cultural rhythms, the 33 year old has been making music with a number of producers, including Johan Hugo, Congo Natty, Sir Was and Ghost Culture.