Dallam-Dougou, New Destiny
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Dallam-Dougou
New Destiny

A unique ensemble of African and European-American musicians, who merge the dougou (place) of west African with the dallam (melody) of Hungary to create a new musical sound completely imaginary and completely original.

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The sensemble says of itself:
Hands-down, the world's leading African-Hungarian jazz band. "Dallam" means melody in Hungarian and "Dougou" means land or city in a bunch of West African languages, such as Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Raul & the band are thrilled to release this new collection of African-Hungarian classics.

The elected officers of Dallam-Dougou are:
Raul Rothblatt: (cello & bass), mayor and groundskeeper
Abou Sylla: (balafon), ambassador to Guinea and America, Director of Verbal Communications (i.e. Blah Blah Blah)
Kálmán "Öcsi" Magyar: (fiddle & kontra), ambassador to New Jersey and Hungary, CEO of Legal Affairs for Dancers from Central and Southern Europe, Sub-Assistant to Csenge
Tsafrir Lichtenshtein: (drums), Director of Funny Bandanas
Avram Fefer: (clarinet & alto sax), ambassador to jazzworld, Director of Philosophy and Propaganda
Sylvain Leroux: (flutes), ambassador to Fouta Djallon, Colonel of Mande forces in NYC
Steve Espinola: (keyboards), ambassador to FunkyFolkSingerWorld

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