Oh, how I had this in my ears this morning. The howling, anguished, pleading voice of a man; massed horns & trilling guitars. I watched the scene in my mind, feeling at the end the way one does at the close of a good book: wanting just one more scene, a dénouement, to hear what words could possibly answer a performance of this magnitude.
From the 1981 US release “Est Ce Que Tu Moyens?” on Star Musique Records.
A whole mess of horns, guitar, and drums. Vocals used as an instrument. Genius.
A ‘mami wata’ is a sort of African water nymph or siren, what they call ‘Mamadjo’ in Grenada.