‘Village Life’ by Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa Suso

‘Village Life’ by Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa Suso is an album recorded on August 7–9, 1984 and released in 1985 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Moon/Light (Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso) – 07:57 . 2.Ndan Ndan Nyaria (Foday Musa Suso) – 09:50 . 3.Early Warning (Herbie Hancock) – 02:52 . 4.Kanatente (Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso) – 19:59

Musicians : Herbie Hancock – Detunable Yamaha Dx-1 Synthesizer, Drum Machine . Foday Musa Suso – Kora, Talking Drum, Vocals

Production : Produced By Bill Laswell

Recorded On August 7–9, 1984 At A Studio In Japan.

Released In 1985 By Columbia.

(Source ‘Village Life’ by Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa Suso | Herbie Hancock: The Official Site)

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