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Free The System by DANDANA

On Friday 18th September the new album ‘Free The System!’ of DANDANA is expected on international label Rebel Up Records. It’s the follow up to their well-received EP single of the same name, which was released in June. The album contains 7 tracks, including the song ‘Free The System!’, and is about broadening musical tastes, travelling, friendship and letting go.

DANDANA is a musical collective with musicians from the Netherlands, Senegal and The Gambia with members Bas Ackermann, Ebou Gaye Mada, Filly Dioma, Jackson Loman, Joop de Graaf and Modou Joof. Their sound pays tribute to traditional West African rhythm and grooves, and the love for ambient and synthesizers.

Together they chose to let go of the past and take a new musical path. They do this by combining traditional instruments from Senegal and The Gambia such as sabar, xalam and balafon with percussion, electronic drum pads and a range of vintage synthesizers. Inspired by West African psychedelic mandingue pioneers Guelewar, Ifang Bondi & Touré Kunda to the synth-driven vibes of bands like Air & Tame Impala. ‘Free the System’ will take you on a journey through a new… more
released September 18, 2020

Bas Ackermann – Synths / Composer / Founder
Ebou Gaye Mada – Sabar / Vocals
Filly Dioma – Guitar
Jackson Loman – Drums
Joop de Graaf – Bass
Modou Joof – Keys / Composer
Album produced by Bas Ackermann & Tijmen van Wageningen
Mastered by Jerboa mastering
Vinyl mastering by Angstrom Studio
Supported by Wormfood & Pan African Music