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Orchestra of Samples
Click on the link for the project's own website at www.orchestraofsamples.com, that includes the blog, detailing sessions with every musician recorded.

Orchestra of Samples is our live project and album based on sampling recording sessions we’ve filmed with over 200 hundred musicians around the world, splicing them together to create a digital supergroup of international artists who never met but play together.
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UNITED KINGDOM

  Wang Chung   Henry Dagg   Lætitia Sadier   The Beatbox Collective   Inner Vision Orchestra   Baluji Shrivastav   Bruno Zamborlin   Hamilton Yarns   Alistair Anderson   Shona Mooney   Matt Seattle   Callum Younger   Amy Leach   Rachel Cross   Brian Martin   Kuljit Bhamra   Bongosan   My Real Name Is Starship   Chris Birkett   

FRANCE

  Lamine Sow   Mohamed Beldjoudi   Theo Hakola   Cyril Atef   Lucas Fox   Milk Coffee and Sugar   Baschet Brothers   Francesco Russo   Catherine Brisset   Christophe Rosenberg   Etsuko Chida   Ommm   Sarah Olivier   Stephen Harrison   Alejandro de Valera   D de Kabal   Djeli Moussa Conde   Nëggus   Kungabram   Khalil Chekir   Mouloud Choutri   Brad Scott   John Matthews   Gatha   Lyse   Erwan Keravec   Guénolé Keravec   Ivonig Le Mestre   Mathieu Sérot   Magali Le Sciellour   Marie Wambergue   Patrick Oustric   Christian Conejero   Bruno Bim   Hubert Sciota   Arnaud Lalanne   Julien Boinot   Nicolas da Bass   Aleksandar Djordjevic   Serge Delmas   Rémi Stengel   Christophe Toussaint   Shake Down Baby   Coco Business Plan   (The) Silent Days   Erachehcare   Yakch'e   Day of Crisis   

SPAIN

  Livika   Luis Ortega   

BRAZIL

  Mazinho Quevedo   Antonio Candido   Andréa dos Santos   Marina Mara   Patubatê   Samba de Responsa   

JAPAN

  Marcellus Nealy   Coppé   

ROMANIA

  Trei Parale   Calin Torsan   

MEXICO

  Munazul   Humberto Alvarez   César Juarez   Héctor Vega Delo   Mariachi   

TUNISIA

  Seifeddine Helal   Hamdi Makhlouf   Zouhheir Gouja   

TURKEY

  Korkutalo Bilgin   Orkun Tunc   

SENEGAL

  Baye Fall Ndem   Abdoul Mbaye   Pape Mass   Massamba Diop   Matador   I-Science   Matar Diagne   

MAURITANIA

  Demba Fakourou   

MALI

  Oumar Kouyaté   

ALGERIA

  Djmawi Africa   

ISRAEL

  Nir Yaniv   Aram Drevekenin   Ira Bareli   Tal Segev   

ITALY

  Mos   

EGYPT

  Mohammed Antar   

MOROCCO

  Oussama Belmamoune   Issam Benkari   Idlasmad Houssaine   Hassan Bendaoud   Qamoum Mehdi   Said Baba   SiSimo   

RUSSIA

  Ilya Baramia   Zmitser Holzman   Konstantin Chalykh   Sergey Balalaev   

KAZAKHSTAN

  Aldaspan   

INDIAN OCEAN

  Bo Houss   Maya Kamaty
Djembe drums, hoddu guitars & a trip to Gorée Island
Abdoul Mbaye (on the left) comes from a 'griot' family - essientially storytellers in western Africa who perpetuate the traditions & history of a family or village in song. The keeper of 'history's living memory', without the griot the names of kings and warriors would have long vanished without a trace. Originally from the region of Fouta Toro situated on the border of Senegal and Mauritania, Abdoul has been playing music since his childhood. He sings about history, everyday life, peace, love and hope and describes himself as 'pan-African', happily playing with bands from Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, and in 1997 created the music group Bawdi Alamary. As well as western guitar, Abdoul plays the "Hoddu", a small traditional African guitar also known as the Ngoni.     www.myspace.com/bawdialamary

During our stay in Dakar we met up with Abdoul several times, including seeing him perform at the huge Festival des Arts Nègres. He kindly invited us to his home to record with him and to share with his family a traditional Senegalese fish meal that you eat with your hands! A few days later he visited us in Dakar with his friend, singer Demba Fakourou (above on the right) from the Mauretanian band Diddal Jaalal. Demba is a nomadic artist and sings about afro-nomadic life in different languages, including in Arabic, Wolof (Senegal's native tongue) and Poulaar (a local dialect).                     www.zproduction.org
After an afternoon recording at the French Institute in Dakar with Pape Masse, an amazing djembe drummer who's taught classes as far away as Japan, he invited us to the beautiful Gorée Island where he lives. It's a stunning place off the West coast of Senegal, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it has a sad and awful history as the most infamous slave depot through which Africans were 'warehoused' on their way to America.

While there we filmed a whole bunch of Pape's friends playing drums and kora, even our friendly guide and fixer Matar Diagne proved to be a bit of a rapper himself, so we filmed him doing some fantastic impromptu freestyle rapping!

Thanks to Mamadou Diagne and the French Institute in Dakar : www.ifdakar.org
BBC news story on Gorée Island :  www.bbc.co.uk/news/africa/3054442