Béla Fleck Performed With Haruna Samake Trio And Bassekou Kouyate. Throw Down Your Heart. Béla Fleck Performed With Vusi Mahlasela.
Throw Down Your Heart (Mali).
In Béla Fleck's recent documentary Throw Down Your Heart, he takes the banjo back to Africa, playing with musicians in Mali, Uganda, Senegal, Tanzania and the Gambia in an attempt to rediscover the instrument's centuries-old roots. The resulting sound is something like an auditory representation of the prodigal son's return in which the killing of the fatted calf takes the form of infectious rhythms and primal beats. Throw Down Your Heart is the most ambitious album to date in Bela's multivolume Tales from the Acoustic Planet project. The previous two volumes examine jazz and bluegrass from the varied perspectives of Fleck, his bandmates the Flecktones and a host of guest musicians.
Audio CD, CD, 9 Nov 2009. If you've ever been to sub-Saharan Africa you'll love this album.
He returned with an album's worth of material, collected on Throw Down Your Heart. That expression, people in Gambia say, captures the loss at the moment enslaved Africans arrived on the coast, saw the sea and the ship, and knew they would never see home again. But Bela Fleck also notes that the banjo (or rather, its predecessors) was often taken aboard the slave ships. Throw Down Your Heart, Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: Africa Sessions.
Throw Down Your Heart, 05:07. Pakugyenda Balebauo, 02:58. Dunia Haina Wema, Thumb Fun, 07:13.
Best Contemporary World Music Album, Throw Down Your Heart, Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Track by Béla Fleck. Best Instrumental Composition, Life in Eleven by Béla Fleck and Howard Levy. Country Instrumental Cheeseballs In Cowtown (from The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2). 1994. Spoken Word For Children The Creation by Amy Grant.
The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vo. is an album by Béla Fleck. Blue Mountain Hop" – 4:26. Buffalo Nickel" – 4:38. When Joy Kills Sorrow" – 5:10. Spanish Point" – 5:36. Polka On The Banjo" – 4:04. Clarinet Polka" – 1:33. The Over Grown Waltz" – 3:42.
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Nakisenyl Women's Group||Tulinesangala||2:50|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With D'Gary||Kinetsa||4:16|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Oumou Sangare||Ah Ndiya||3:47|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Anania Ngoliga||Kabibi||2:28|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Luo Cultural Association||Angelina||2:49|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With D'Gary, Oumou Sangare, Richard Bona, Baaba Maal, Vusi Mahlasela, Afel Bocoum, Anania Ngoliga, Toumani Diabaté And Friends||D'Gary Jam||6:15|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Haruna Samake Trio And Bassekou Kouyate||Throw Down Your Heart||5:07|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Vusi Mahlasela||Thula Mama||3:59|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Muwewesu Xylophone Group||Wairenziante||2:52|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Afel Bocoum||Buribalal||4:32|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Chibite - The Zawose Family||Zawose||3:20|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With The Jatta Family||Ajula/Mbamba||4:29|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Warema Masiaga Cha Cha||Pakugyenda Balebauo||2:58|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With The Ateso Jazz Band||Jesus Is The Only Answer||3:24|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Khalifan Matitu*||Matitu||4:19|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Djelimady Tounkara||Mariam||3:49|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Oumou Sangare||Djorolen||5:01|
|–Béla Fleck Performed With Anania Ngoliga||Dunia Haina Wema/Thumb Fun||7:13|
|11661-0634-2||Béla Fleck||Throw Down Your Heart (Tales From The Acoustic Planet Vol. 3 Africa Sessions) (CD, Album)||Rounder Records||11661-0634-2||US||2009|
|6106342||Béla Fleck||Throw Down Your Heart (Tales From The Acoustic Planet Vol. 3 Africa Sessions) (CD, Album)||Rounder Records||6106342||Europe||2009|