The Guissé brothers
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The Guissé brothers

Montreuil, Île-de-France, France | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Montreuil, Île-de-France, France
Established on Jan, 2014
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"World on 3"

Article # 12
BBC Radio - United Kindom
Friday 25 March 2011

Mary Ann Kennedy presents a trio of Senegalese brothers in session, Les Frères Guissé. The three brothers Djiby, Cheik and Aliou Guissé originate from the Fouta Tooro area in the North of Senegal. Their music, combining poetic lyrics and close harmony singing, two acoustic guitars and a variety of percussion, is based on different rhythms of the Toucouleur, such as the Yela. Plus new music from around the globe. -


"Des Calebasses"

ARTICLE # 01
Midi Libre - France
Correspondant
26/04/2013, 06 h 00

Musics, dances but also manufacturing of traditional instruments are registered in the history of Crréa. With the Gourds of April, it is the desire to make known the Casamance and its artists, which becomes established for a spring event where conviviality, party, animations, concerts, internships (training courses), craft (home-made) and united market will be for the program. This year, the guests of honor will be the Brothers Guissé ( Senegalese folk song). The present artists: training, guitar, singing and percussions with the Brothers Guissé (Djiby and Sheik studios (workshops) singings - percussions confirmed with Aliou) -


"Les Frères Guissé"

ARTICLE # 02
10 Avril 2013 – Djembe.com / France

Fort of a success which quickly crosses the borders of Senegal, the group travels all over the world for more than 10 years.
THE PRESS SPEAKS ABOUT IT " from now on, in the register of the Senegalese folk song, beside Ismaêl Lô or beside El hadj Ndiaye, it will also be necessary to count three brothers Guissé. "Mondomix" With Yakaar (" hope " in Fulani), their first work spread on an international scale, Djiby? Sheik and Alioune is the new ambassadors of the Fulani mudique. " Afrik.com -


"THE BROTHERS GUISSÉ MEILLEURE FOLK DU MONDE – The Best folk Music"

Article # 03
Le Monde.fr - France
30 juillet 2013
2013 – 07 - 30
In Montreal, Thursday, July 25th in the cabaret of the Fibs, lover's audience of beautiful music

To bring into the world new compositions and to announce to all the publics of their treasures, the Brother Guissé became nomadic and "globe-trotters" of the art in the only purpose to deliver their message of peace and love. They like the direct contact with all the public. They embroider (exaggerate) the words and the expressions, they weave all the continental tones and extra(special) continental and they dress in the diversity of all the cultural expressions without distinction of languages(tongues), without discrimination melodic and without difference for the rhythms the density of which they master with suppleness. They travel on all the time zones and cross all the cultural wefts just like the composition of the rooms in which they occur, they attract so much. -


"6 eme FESTIVAL OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN HANN DAKAR'S PARK IN JUNE, 2012"

ARTICLE # 05 - France
RFI – l'Atelier des Médias
le 23 juin 2012 à 14:38
Christine Bourdel on June 23rd, 2012 in 14:38

Pour la 6 ème fois cette année, les Frères Guissé et les organisations communautaires de base de Hann ont organisé un festival dans le parc de Hann pour sensibiliser les populations et attirer l'attention des autorités publiques et des entreprises sur la nécessité urgente d'agir pour la dépollution et la protection de la baie et du parc de Hann. au programme : des concerts, des panels, des activités pour enfants, et la présentation des projets mis en place par les populations.

For 6 ème time this year, the Brother Guissé and the community basic organizations of Hann organized a festival in the park of Hann to make sensitive the populations and draw the attention of the public authorities and the companies on the urgent necessity of acting for the cleanup and the protection of the bay and the park of Hann. to the program: concerts, panels, activities for children, and the présentation of the projects set up by the populations. - Christine Bourdel


Discography

2009 : Yakaar (Mon Slip)
2003 : Fouta
1998 : Cir
1995 : Fama

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The Guiss Brothers

The Guiss Brothers take inspiration from a variety of Senegalese and West African cultural traditions, which bring power, depth and beauty to their music. Aliou, Cheikh Tidiane and Ousmane Guiss hail from the Fouta region in Northern Senegal where the Senegal River flows, carrying with it a rich musical heritage that includes, among others, West African artists Ali Farka Tour, Kar Kar (Boubakar Traor)  and Seydina, all of whom have influenced the Guisss.

The Guiss Brothers quickly won fans outside Senegal and have been touring around the world for ten years. Three albums have been released in Africa which was equally successfull. The album Yakaar (hope in peulh) is their first worldwide release.With there songs of peace and brotherhood, sung mostly in the peulh and wolof dialects, the Guiss brothers take us to a warm and gracefull place.

Two guitars, breathtaking vocals, and charmingly subtle percussion make for a delicate and truly enchanting album. Pulsating or serene, the music is alive with vibrant colors and emotions. Reflecting traditions, yes, but also the brothers open-minded approach to music. The Guiss Brothers have created a singular album of rare beauty.

In Senegalese folk music, alongside with Ismal L or El hadj Ndiaye, you will have now to reckon with the The Guiss Brothers. 

GUISSE Djiby / Sing -  Lead-guitar
GUISSE Cheikh / Sing - guitar
GUISSE Alioune /  Percussions - Calebasse