Harouna Samake

Bio

Harouna Samake. Groovy & uplifting Kamale Blues from Mali "One of Mali's most versatile and exciting bands" - Simon Broughton, Songlines Magazine

Harouna Samake was born in Dissan, Circle de Bougouni, in the Region of Sikasso, Mali in 1974. He started to play the ancient West African instrument Kamale N'Goni at the age of 8, when he fell in love with the instrument seeing someone playing it in his village. At 7 he had started to play on the one stringed Pati Kolombani. When he saw the N'goni, he collected a calabash and a branch for the handle, and found some strings too. Now he needed the leather and he couldn't find it in his village. But he met a N'Goni player who gave him his old skin, as he had just hunted a gazelle to change on his instrument. His name was Zoumana Traoré Dit Zoumana Barani. Harouna then went to another N'Goni player to ask him for help to ensemble his pieces into an instrument. His name was Amara Bocher, and he build Harouna's first N'Goni- As Harouna did not have money to pay for the N'Goni, Amara asked Harouna to help him fill his traditional matras with hay, and all of Harouna's friends helped with collecting the hay in the fields. Amara tuned the instrument, and when Harouna got it in his hands, it was as he could play anything coming to his mind.

It was a natural talent of his. There was no school in his village, and Harouna, instead of going to the neighbouring village to school with his brother, was chosen to work in the familly's field. This became his fortune, as he then had more time to cultivate his music. Later on in life, stories certainly changed. He met Bonnie Riatt at 'Festival sur le Dessert' and they jammed by the fire light the whole evening. She invited him to tour with her, but he couldn't make it, as he was touring with Salif Keita. But Bonnie Riatt liked Harouna's playing so much and gave him his first guitar as a gift to thank for their time together. Since then, Harouna has toured for more than 18 years with Salif Keita, and with Les Amassadeurs, and has recorded on more than 50 albums, among those, 5 albums of Salif Keita that he also arranged. And then with Blick Bassy, Etienne Mbappé, Bassekou Kouyate and many others.

Harouna Samake 'Kamale Blues' In 2018 we recorded his first own full album at Harouna's own studio, Sama Studio Records, in Bamako. Recording engenier Yaya Diarra. The album is produced by Carolina Vallejo & Harouna Samake, and mixed by Carolina Vallejo & Richard Plougmann. It is mastered by Richard Plougmann, Ventura Records, Copenhagen. 'Kamale Blues' was released on August 16th 2018 on One World Records.

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CHEIKH LÔ "Goor Jeureujeuf"
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Kankou Kouyate & Les Etoiles de Garana "Mariage Forcé"
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ADÉDÈJÌ Live at ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2023
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YOHAN RAMÓN SOCIAL MAMBO feat. Carlos Sarduy "Pa Mañana"

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Vidéos

CHEIKH LÔ "Goor Jeureujeuf"
Kankou Kouyate & Les Etoiles de Garana "Mariage Forcé"
ADÉDÈJÌ Live at ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2023
YOHAN RAMÓN SOCIAL MAMBO feat. Carlos Sarduy "Pa Mañana"
CARLOS SARDUY GROOVE MESSENGERS Live in Havana
"Shyphiliezation" by ADÉDÈJÌ (Official Video)
ALEXEY LEÓN "De La Habana a Moscú" from INFLUENCIADO
"Oruku" ADÉDÈJÌ Live in Lagos
ADÉDÈJÌ Live in Lagos at The Mine
Leni Stern Quartet Live at Berkley
ADÉDÈJÌ Live in Lagos 'Oruku'
CUBANERO New Album by Yuliesky González
Mélodie Gimard 'Laberintos' Live at Jamboree feat Karen Lugo
Mélodie Gimard 'Vida Mia' Live at Jamboree
Carlos Sarduy Groove Messengers 'To Miles'
Carlos Sarduy Groove Messengers Live at Real Jazz
MAKADEM 'ALLÉZ ALLÉZ'
HAROUNA SAMAKE 'AYE NAME' OFFICIAL
ONE WORLD RECORDS
Harouna Samake 'Vous Savez' Live at Giant Steps
Harouna Samake 'Blues Chasseur' Live at Giant Steps
Carlos Sarduy Live from 'Luz'
Carlos Sarduy 'Jazz Plaza'
CARLOS SARDUY Live at Jamboree
Garifuna Collective & Harouna Samake at WOMEX 2018
JAM SESSION AT THE SPIRIT OF TENGRI 'Eliya'
HAROUNA SAMAKE Live at THE SPIRIT OF TENGRI 'Dissan Konon'
HAROUNA SAMAKE Live at THE SPIRIT OF TENGRI 'Balazan'
HAROUNA SAMAKE Live at MOODS 'BALAZAN'
HAROUNA SAMAKE Live at MOODS 'N'TÔGNÔLI'
HAROUNA SAMAKE Live at MOODS 'Blues Chasseur'
HAROUNA SAMAKE Live at MOODS
HAROUNA SAMAKE Live at WOMEX 2018!
HAROUNA SAMAKE Live at WOMEX 2018
HAROUNA SAMAKE Live in Prague
HAROUNA SAMAKE 'Try Voice'
EPK creating SEKOU KOUYATE 'SABARU' One World Records
'Nade' with SEFOUDI KOUYATE
MAKADEM 'Nipe Denda Moja'
Makadem opening for Bassekou Kouyate
AFRICAN EXPERIENCE "Alléz Alléz" Live at RADAR
AFRICAN EXPERIENCE
Makadem Live at Ollin Kan 2012
REFUGEES OF RAP & BLACK TEAM LIVE
REFUGEES OF RAP & BLACK TEAM (Childo Tomas & Marque Gilmore) live at Spot Festival Denmark
Salif Keita Band Jam at Christiania
YULIESKY GONZALEZ "KIND OF CUBAN" Live at Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2012
YULIESKY GONZALEZ "KIND OF CUBAN" Live in Mexico 2012
YULIESKY GONZALEZ "KIND OF CUBAN" Live at Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2012
YULIESKY GONZALEZ "KIND OF CUBAN" feat Tomas Franck & Bjarne Roupé
Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra Womex 2012
Carl Winther & The Grand Beat Feat Mads Koppel "Deconstructing Mr X"
CARL WINTHER & THE GRAND BEAT "Deconstructing Mr. X" LIVE IN MEXICO CITY
CARL WINTHER & THE GRAND BEAT
YULIESKY GONZALEZ & CUBANACHÉ Special Guest Jonnyluis Naranjo "La Clave"
YULIESKY GONZALEZ & TIERRA CALIENTE Live at Klubb Living "La Distancia"
YULIESKY GONZALEZ & TIERRA CALIENTE Live at KLUBB LIVING! "La Distancia"
CARL WINTHER & THE GRAND BEAT Live in Mexico City "Deconstructing Mr. X"
YULIESKY GONZALEZ & TIERRA CALIENTE Live at KLUBB LIVING "Ariñañara"
CARL WINTHER & THE GRAND BEAT Live in Mexico City
Yuliesky Gonzalez "KIND OF CUBAN" Trumpet Solo
YULIESKY GONZALEZ & TIERRA CALIENTE
"Omotade" & "Nya Nairobi" MAKADEM Live in Mexico!
MAKADEM Live in Mexico 2012!
Yuliesky Gonzalez "Kind of Cuban" Live in Mexico
YULIESKY GONZALEZ & TIERRA CALIENTE
MAKADEM "Nyaktiti" Opening for Seun Kuti
MAKADEM Opening for SEUN KUTI "Kisumu Bound Bus"
MAKADEM Live at Pumpehuset
MAKADEM OPENING FOR SEUN KUTI
MAKADEM OPENING OF SEUN KUTI
MAKADEM feat CARL WINTHER Live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse
MAKADEM & AL AGAMI "Salaam"
MAKADEM "Dhi Ndalo" & "Ohanglaman"
MAKADEM feat AL AGAMI "Amani" Dunkers Kulturhus
MAKADEM Live at Otto Festival 2011
MAKADEM meets AL AGAMI "THE BENGA BEAT COLLECTIVE" Live in Holbæk
MAKADEM meets AL AGAMI "My Dota" by Makadem, Elværket Holbæk, 2011
MAKADEM "Ohanglaman"
MAKADEM "My Dota" &"Nyaktiti" © by MAKADEM
MAKADEM "Nyaktiti"
MAKADEM "Omotade"
MAKADEM meets AL AGAMI & BEN BESIAKOV "Mchaka Mchaka" by Makadem
MAKADEM "Kisumu Bound Bus"
MAKADEM meets AL AGAMI & BEN BESIAKOV "Amani" by Makadem
MAKADEM feat AL AGAMI "That Comb"
AL AGAMI & MAKADEM "Deep Undercover" by Al Agami
AL AGAMI & MAKADEM "Miela Miela" by Makadem
MAKADEM "Kisumu Bounded Bus"
Al Agami & Makadem "Sami Hooyi".MP4
Al Agami & Makadem "Miela Miela".MP4
Al Agami & Makadem "Nyaktiti" .MP4
Ben Besiakov & Shadrack Makau Piano exchange.MP4
Ben Besiakov and Shadrack Makau On collaborating.MP4
MAKADEM feat AL AGAMI "Miela Miela" Huset, Copenhagen
After Womex Concert.m4v
IT WORKS CONCERT
MAKADEM Live in Copenhagen 2010
AL AGAMI & MAKADEM LIVE IN ASSENS "Salaam"
MLBamako, Mali
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manager Carolina Vallejo

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