Meet Duende Libre
“Fefo” is a traditional rhythm from Hamana in the Republic of Guinea, arranged by Duende Libre and featuring Frank Anderson (vocals and sangban) and Chava Mirel (vocals). Featured on The Dance She Spoke (2020).
“Mendiani” is based on a traditional Maninka girls dance from the Hamana region of Guinea, West Africa. The dance is often performed at weddings. Arranged and performed by Duende Libre featuring Thione Diop (tama and djembe). Featured on The Dance She Spoke (2020).
“Bosphorus” (Live on KNKX)
Duende performs “Bosphorus” from our 2018 release Drift live in the KNKX studios in Seattle, WA.
“Hopeful in sound as well as in ideological foundation, The Dance She Spoke is an album full of heart and historical multitudes.”
— Adriane Pontecorvo (Pop Matters)
“…this is a recording that beckons the listener to lend an attentive ear.”
— Jonathan Overby (Wisconsin Public Radio)
“On this affair Duende Libre more than lives up to the title. This is a dance to be spoken, sung, shouted and anything else as long as it comes straight from the heart and the feet..”
— Geno Thackara (All About Jazz)