Rhythm Nomad
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Evolution of the Vibe
CD-2015

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Rhythm and Flow

CD-2008 - A live-in-the-studio, red-hot, way-cool, free-flow fusion of World Music, Jazz, and Spoken Word. Musicians from Senegal, Guinee, Ethiopia and America create some distinctive flavors and great chemistry.

Rhythm and Flow is the third recording in the "rhythm trilogy" that includes "Rhythm Mission" and "Rhythm Griots." It's a look into how this ensemble has evolved and changed over two decades, and how this evolution has changed the music.

Tony Vacca: balafon, djun-djun, gongs, percussion; Derrik Jordan, electric violin; Joe Sallins: electric bass; Tim Moran: alto & soprano saxophones; Steve Leicach: djembe, shekere; with special guests; Massamba Diop: tama drums; Sana Ndaiye, ekonting; Backa Niang: djembe; Helen Kerlin-Smith, vocals.

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Senegal-America Project

CD 2006
Tony Vacca & The Senegal-America Project Musicians

A collaboration of musicians from Senegal and America: World Music, Spoken Word, Jazz, Hip-Hop and traditional West African styles make this a remarkable recording.

Massamba Diop: tama drums; Gok-b iSystem: ekonting,djembe, spoken word, vocals ; Barou Sall: hoddou, vocals; Abdourakmane Diallo: vocals; Fafadi: vocals; Sang B: vocals; Fata: spoken word, vocals; Bada Seck: djembe, sabar; Yourell Ka: vocals; Daouda Dia: ritti; Mbaye N'diaye Tilala: vocals; Tony Vacca: balafon, djun-djun, percussion; Derrik Jordan: electric violin; Joe Sallins: electric bass; Tim Moran: saxophones; Steve Leicach: congas; Abimael Robles: drum set; Abiodou Oyewole: spoken word.

Total Running Time: 50:12
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Rhythm Griots

CD 1999, Tony Vacca & Massamba Diop

Recorded in Senegal and America, this CD is an adventurous, grooving hybrid of the best of both those worlds. From handrums to sweet vocals, from saxophone to Spoken Word, from electric bass to the gentle ekonting, all these elements sound like they belong together; like it's always been this way.

Personnel: Tony Vacca: balafon, tama drum, percussion; Massamba Diop: tama drums; Tim Moran: saxophones; Steve Leicach: percussion; Joe Sallins: electric bass; Sekou Sylla: djembe; Omar Ndiaye: vocals; Gokh-bi System: vocals, djembe, ekonting. 

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Rhythm Mission

CD 1998, Tony Vacca & The World Rhythms Ensemble

Elegant and Slamming; A hard-hitting, earthy fusion of Jazz, Spoken Word and World Music, featuring Tony Vacca's World Rhythms Ensemble with special guest Massamba Diop, tama drummer for Baaba Maal.

with: Tony Vacca: balafon, gongs, tama drum and percussion; Massamba Diop: tama drums;
Tim Moran: saxophones; Steve Leicach: percussion; Joe Sallins: Electric Bass

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Zen Rant

CD 2002, Tony Vacca

A streetwise fusion of Jazz, World Music and Spoken Word. Strong support by performers from Senegal and America, including one of the founding fathers of the Rap genre, Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets.

CD includes performances by: Gokh-bi System: West African Hip Hop, Tim Moran: saxophones, Massamba Diop: tama drum, Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, Steve Leicach: percussion, Omar: Senegalese praise singer, Joe Sallins: electric bass, Barou Sall: xalam, voice

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Message From Home

...Suma Deuk Waay, CD 2001, Gokh-bi System

A globally aware, five-language look at contemporary life in Senegal & the world.with Massamba Diop, Tony Vacca & Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets.

Gokh-bi System: Bathie Pouye, Backa Niang, Sana Ndiaye, Diasse Pouye, Mamadou Ndiaye



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