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Akassa CD credits and track details

Sufi music from Senegal by  Hamed Kane
'Akassa'  (Offbeat Scotland - OS 002 CD)
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vocals, drums & percussion - Hamed Kane
bass, guitars, keyboards - Iain McKinna
lyrics - Borom Ndiguel, master of the Bayefall
tree image - Dara Jaxass of Samba Diallo
        produced by Iain McKinna
recorded Offbeat Studios  (June 1998)
© for all songs Hamed Kane / Offbeat
distributed by  Stern's Music

1.  Nekine The cardinal spirit of this introduction involves virtue which characterised Baye Fall himself. This song is a perfect self-education. The operational way of Nekine is the real Islamic way of life. This song is essentially a commentary upon the shahadah, a set of spiritual virtues which are those that Cheikh Fall possessed in their fullnes. The perfume of Islamic spirituality is never divorced from the life of those who walk upon the way of Nekine. It is calling that supreme state of discipleship TALIBE that is Baye Fall's end and the final purpose of his existence.
2.  Borom The soul of Baye Fall or his existence stands heavily upon this song. The attitude for the realisation of service is based on the open faith of Borom.
3.  Bamba Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba was born in 1853. He had only one project throughout his lifetime and that project was TOUBA, a place that would be the headquarters of Islam where the only motivation would be to unite with God. Bamba achieved a great deal of devotional work in praise of God and His Prophet.
4.  Falaha The musicality of zikr as contained in the manifest Baye Fall is achieved throughout this song. It contains alternative melodies and mobile chanting. La ilaha ill'Allah or centre is everywhere and nowhere. Falaha is an exposition and explanation of zikr whose practice leads towards sanctity. The power of zikr also enables Baye Fall to complete his meditation whilst working.
5.  Ndiguel This song is an examination of how Baye Fall is grounded in the Qur'an. Being the heart of Bayefall, Ndiguel is the source and centre which co-ordinate inwardly the whole manifestation of Baye Fall. This song contains devout Sufi knowledge. It teaches finally that only God is real. It teaches the meaning of uniting with the real. He who participates in Ndiguel is called Mouride or Baye Fall.
6.  Sopi Sopi is the mirror in which Cheikh Ibra Fall's services are fully reflected and through which the purpose of Baye Fall is fulfilled. The multiple states of being which Cheikh Ibra Fall bears with him made him Lamp Fall, Babul Mouridina. This heart is called the Throne of the Compassionate, the highest form of activity. Sopi shows how Cheikh Ibra Fall is the prototype of Mouride service. This is why Baye Fall have been teachers and scholars, artists and even statesmen and soldiers.
7.  Tanaf The ultimate meaning of this song is a unity of being as a direct consequence of the Tawhid. Tanaf is innocence, a message to unite the reality of all otherness and multiplicity. Tanif is an aspirant who alone calls God everywhere. Next in importance to that song is Baye Fall, a universal being.
8.  Yaram Fall The meaning of this song overlooks the origin of Cheikh Ibra Fall who became Baye Fall not through reading the book of ancient philosophers but by the grace of JEFJEL, which means 'you reap what you sow'. Ahmadou Bamba provides him with a suitable path to express the truth which is God. What made Cheikh Ibra Fall Baye Fall was not this or that idea, but the baraka of Ndiguel, that real divine presence from which the song springs.

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