The Rough Guide To The Music Of Senegal (2CD)

Various Artists

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World Music Network
January 28, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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Among the fabled sounds of West Africa, Senegal is a land of musical giants. This Rough Guide includes a roll call of the legends; Baaba Maal, Cheikh Lo, Orchestra Baobab, Ismael Lo and a young Youssou N'Dour all feature alongside contemporary sounds from the rootsy kora of griot Diabhel Cissoko to the cutting edge Sister Fa.

Bonus CD: Daby Balde - 'Introducing Daby Balde'.
Daby Balde is one of Senegal's best-kept musical secrets, long celebrated at home and now exploding on to the international scene. His stunning arrangements are based on his Fula traditions from the south of the country and feature the fiddle, accordion and flute alongside the more familiar West African sound of the kora, acoustic guitar and percussion. With strikingly rich and beautiful melodies, captivating vocals and a repertoire that ranges from euphoric to melancholic, Daby Balde is a West African star on the rise.

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(4 stars) Senegal's very rich seam of musical styles and voices are well represented in this attractively packaged collection.

Songlines, (Jenny Cathcart), March 2013

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Key Value
Catalogue number RGNET1284CD
Barcode 0605633128420
Number of items 2
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 74g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 6mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Cheikh Lo - Jamm -
2. Orchestra Baobab - Ami Kita Bay -
3. Mansour Seck - Ndiatigue -
4. Sister Fa - Amy Jotna -
5. Nuru Kane - Bayil (Violin Mix) -
6. Fallou Dieng - Weex Bet -
7. Etoile De Dakar Feat. Youssou N'Dour - Thiely -
8. Baaba Maal - Baydikacce -
9. Africando All Stars Feat Thione Seck - Sey -
10. Ousmane Hamady Diop And Mansour Seck - Soukabe Leydam -
11. Amadou Diagne - Diamano -
12. Diabel Cissokho - Senegal-Mali -
13. Ismael Lô - Talibé -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Mamadiyel -
2. Heli -
3. Kaye Waxma -
4. Tamania -
5. Waino Blues -
6. Sora -
7. Mbadi -
8. Halaname -
9. Fouladou -
10. Douna -
11. Hakurujamane -
12. Mbeugel -
13. Mido Waino -