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Mandingo Griot Society

Mandingo Griot Society
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Mandingo Griot Society (later shortened to Mandingo) was founded by Foday Musa Suso (kora) and Adam Rudolph (percussion) after the two met in Ghana, where Rudolph had gone to study hand drumming. The two relocated to Rudolph's home base in Chicago and recruited Hamid Drake (drums) and Joe Thomas (bass) to form one of the earliest fusions of African music with jazz. The final Mandingo album, New World Power, featured only Suso and bassist Bill Laswell backed by electronics.
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Mandingo — New World Power Mandingo — New World Power
(Axiom 539 876-2, 1990, CD)
Mandingo Featuring Foday Musa Suso & Herbie Hancock — Watto Sitta Mandingo Featuring Foday Musa Suso & Herbie Hancock — Watto Sitta
(Celluloid CEL 6103, 1984/1987, CD)
Mandingo Griot Society — Mighty Rhythm Mandingo Griot Society — Mighty Rhythm
(Flying Fish FF 269, 1980, LP)
Mandingo Griot Society — Mandingo Griot Society Mandingo Griot Society — Mandingo Griot Society
(Flying Fish FF70076, 1978/1992, CD)

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