Mor Thiam :: Ayo Ayo Nene (Blessing For The New Born Baby)

In 2008, via the first volume of Jazzman Record’s Spiriual Jazz series, I stumbled upon Senegalese drummer and bandleader Mor Thiam’sAyo Ayo Nene.” Cut in 1973, the track was originally found on Thiam’s Drums of Fire — a record that was beyond scarce. Until now. Jazzman has just reissued the LP. I cannot possibly spit enough hyperbolic praise here to do the track justice, so just press play, rinse and repeat. Oh yeah, Thiam is Akon’s pops.

Mor Thiam :: Ayo Ayo Nene (Blessing For The New Born Baby)

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  1. In the 90’s I played in a band with an African drummer who’d studies with Mor. Mor came to town and performed an auditorium gig with the late great Don Pullen, and then stopped by our club gig later that night. His music is so uplifting.

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