Yehia Mballa Samaké (Super 11) | Improvisation

Yehia Mballa Samaké (Super 11) | Improvisation

Here’s your chance to watch some exclusive solo footage recorded of Yehia Mballa Samaké. He is the main n’goni player of Super 11, the undisputed masters of Takamba music. The look of him apparently doesn’t tell but he’s the main virtuoso on this predecessor of all guitars. When he plays, he’s watched by all Malian string instrument crackheads, wether they are Soray, Bambara or Tamashek. It simply doesn’t matter. The movie is recorded in Gao, Northern mali. because of the troubles caused by socalled religious people and the Algerian government he had to flee his own with his family to Bamako.

You can support his work and that of his band Super 11 by purchasing their exclusive digital Takamba album for € 8,- on

If Justin Adams, guitar player of Robert Plant’s band, is to be believed, like him, you might just find it “devastating” and unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

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Super 11 album-5 ***** review Magistralement Magnifique

Check this review in French magasine Les Inrocktibles on Super 11′s very first album released in the west.
Super 11 is Future Takamba’s Malian counterpart.
5***** | Magistralement Magnifique. Do we need to say more:-)?
The album will be distributed by Orkhestra in France, and by Xango in The Benelux.
Online you can listen & buy the album here:
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Steve Reich – Electric Counterpoint (mps PILOT’s Future Takamba Remix)

On March 31 2010 mps PILOT was at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam as part of the World Minimal Music Festival. He had the honor to hang out with the legendary Steve Reich to present him a Future Takamba remix created in the 22sessions for

Amongst the other remixers were Full Crate, Gomes, Individualism and Presk.
They all created a unique and completely different remix, on the spot at the WMMF.
get the whole album here:

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Future Takamba is playing Zadi Maiga at Festival Sur Le Niger, ségou, februari 2011

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Future Takamba heading for Mali. Gigs in Bamako & Siby.

Yesss! Future Takamba will be performing thursday Mai 5th in Siby & friday Mai 6th in Bamako, Mali.
Both concerts are organised by The Jazzy Ben Koum Festival.
Updates following soon.

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Future Takamba live footage

Added online, Future Takamba live video’s, in order to get a wee bit into the live feeling VJ Lotte De Man edited the recording with footage used in the performance.

Future Takamba playing Bouba Dada Maiga at Rasa, Utrecht, Netherlands

Future Takamba playing Yoona at Paradox, Tilburg, Netherlands.

Future Takamba playing Khoumeissa at Rasa, Utrecht, Netherlands

Enjoy, spread the word. Greetings from the Future Takamba team, inbetween Gao & Amsterdam.

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Promo DVD available

We won’t let you out on this one, Marnix The Klerk, our fantastic man & designer made some great sleeves by hand. Available upon request for bookers. The official release will come a wee bit later.

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live verslag uit Antwerpen

Afgelopen zaterdag was Future Takamba te gast in het Zuiderpershuis in Antwerpen waar ze zinderend op het podium stonden. Lees hier het verslag van

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Super 11 has arrived in the Netherlands

Issa, Mamatal and Ahmed

in Bodegrave

Issa, Ahmed and Lotte walking in Bodegraven

Ahmed, Issa and Lotte

Ahmed ngoni player

Ngoni player

Issa and Ahmed walking amongst the cows

Welcome Holland!

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Future Takamba on the roll!

In less than a week from now, the Malian musicians of Super 11 will grace the stage together with DJ mps PILOT & VJ Lotte de Man to perform their highly anticipated Future Takamba project. Read all about it in our English section.

Meanwhile, the press is covering the project here and there. Watch Dutch television coming Sunday at 10:30 am: tune in to Vrije Geluiden. Or find out about Future Takamba at Africa Unsigned, & Radio6.

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