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No Sant
By Triloka
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ean: 0769712410827,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Sultry-voiced Diop merges the acoustic African sounds of artists like Lokua Kanza (who appears on No Sant) and Henri Dikongue with the Western pop leanings of Youssou N'Dour. As such he is a world troubadour who just happens to be African, and fittingly he has assembled an eclectic global coterie of artists on this diverse collection of well-crafted and extremely musical songs. Consequently you will hear elements as diverse as Japanese opera vocals and Bretonese cornemuse (bagpipes) in the jazzy

Everything Is Never Quite Enough
By Triloka Records
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ean: 0080129820352,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews
Everything Is Never Quite Enough is more than a simple retrospective of one of world music's most influential artists. It is an historical overview, a glimpse into the world of an artist who has little time for musical boundaries. While cultivating one of the most unique global fusions in music today, Wasis over the course of the 19 tracks on Everything… combines elements of Arabic, Calypso, R & B, Reggae, Latin and pop all while retaining its traditional Senegalese and West African base. Lyri

African Classics: Orchestra Baobab
By Sheer Sound
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ean: 0878068000436,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
Originally formed in Dakar, Senegal in 1970, when orchestras mixing traditional Senegalese music with hot rhythms from Cuba and the Caribbean and the Latin sounds blowing over from New York and Puerto Rico, Orchestra Baobab are the greatest dance band in Africa.

By Virgin Records Us
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mpn: 0777 7 86117 2 1 / 2584, ean: 0077778611721,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
Out of print in the U.S.! Originally released in 1989, The Lion is considered the Senegalese singers breakthrough album. There are albums by World artists that are geared for a commercial market, but The Lion is something else entirely. It is an album that the commercial market wholeheartedly embraced without N'Dour having to alter has sound or cater to a new audience. The Lion is N'Dour, pure and simple. Well, he does have some high-powered guests appearing on the album including Peter Gabriel,

Once Upon A Time In Senegal: The Birth Of Mbalax 1979-1981
By Sterns Africa
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mpn: STCD 305455, ean: 0762183034622,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
Youssou N'Dour is the most famous African pop star in the world. Since his first appearances in America (on tour with Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel and Sting in 1988), he has filled concert halls and arenas across the continent and earned a reputation as an enthralling performer, a commanding bandleader and one of the greatest singers alive. His duet with Neneh Cherry, 7 Seconds, was a global smash hit in 1994, and his album Egypt won a Grammy in 2005.Étoile de Dakar was the band that made N

Rough Guide To Youssou N'Dour & Etolie De Dakar
By World Music Network
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mpn: unknown, ean: 0605633110920,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
The Rough Guide to Youssou N'Dour & Etoile De Dakar Youssou N'Dour is Senegal's most famous singer-composer, a powerhouse who has long since become an international icon. His meteoric rise in the West was partly the result of Peter Gabriel's ardent sponsorship, plus a series of high-profile collaborations, like ''Seven Seconds,'' his best-selling duet with Neneh Cherry. However, it is likely that his undeniable genius and charisma would have taken him just as far had he traveled solo. On this st

Nothing's in Vain
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mpn: 075597965421, ean: 0075597965421,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
After signing to Nonesuch for the world, one of Africa's most respected artists and world music's biggest names delivers his first international release for the label. In his own words, Youssou describes the album: ''One of the things I set out to do was to surround my singing with traditional Senegalese instrumentation, but played in non-traditional arrangements. It was a challenge but I think we were rewarded with a lovely outcome. It was great to pull the traditional players into the studio w

25 Years Of Being Billy Childish
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mpn: unknown, ean: 0615187321024,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
Many of the tracks on this career overview compilation have been unavailable for ages and also have never appeared on CD (Inc one by The Buff Medways).

Nomad Soul
By Palm Pictures (Audio
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ean: 0066020020022,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
On Nomad Soul Baaba Maal has stayed true to his Fulani herdsman roots, singing as he travels and working with the best of those he meets along the way. On his seventh U.S. release, you will find collaborations with ambient pioneers Brian Eno and Jon Hassell, Celtic influences with Irish singers ''The Screaming Orphans,'' and a duet with reggae star Luciano. Afro Celt Sound System mainstay Simon Emmerson produces, as do Groucho Smykle, Ron Aslan, and Mykael Riley. This CD is a successful blend of

Ne La Thiass
By Nonesuch
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mpn: 075597947120, ean: 0075597947120,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
If Youssou N'Dour represents the sophisticated urban edge of Senegal, electric and energetic, then Cheikh Lô is the more organic, spiritual side. Né La Thiass (which was produced by N'Dour) is a remarkable album, dreamy without ever floating away, its debts to Latin rhythms and Senegalese mbalax evident but subtle. Mostly this is the record of Lô, the writer and singer, the warmth of his voice shining through on every track--most particularly the title cut and the gorgeous ''Guiss Guiss.'' It

By Alula
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ean: 0616498101923,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
Son of kora virtuoso Djelimory Diabate and cousin to Toumani Diabate, 25-year-old Mamadou Diabate steps into his own here on Tunga (''Adventure''). It's a strong debut with interpretations of 13th-century African music shaped by contemporary hands. Diabate, who resettled in New York, invites not only African expatriate friends but also noted jazz bassist Ira Coleman to accompany him. Their collaboration is a pleasantly gentle but still intriguing mix of Malian music. On ''Dounuya,'' Chicago-styl

From Senegal to Setesdal
By Six Degrees
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ean: 0657036101425,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
From Senegal to Setesdal combines Nordic cool and African warmth in a unique collaboration. Norwegian vocalist Kirsten Braten Berg and African musicians Solo Cissokho and Kouame Sereba blend their traditions in a fresh yet timeless sound that ranges from folk songs to fiddle tunes to lullabies. Though the Norwegian sound predominates, enough African spice remains to make From Senegal to Setesdal an unstudied hybrid. ~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide Born of a chance backstage meeting, From Seneg

Tabala Wolof: Sufi Drumming Of Senegal
By Village Pulse
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ean: 0723722427527,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Recorded live in a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, the music on this CD reveals the rhythmic Wolof roots of superstars like Baaba Maal. With roots in both West Africa and the Arab world, this music evokes a very different feeling from much of its musical milieu. A set of tuned drums called tabala is used in both ritualistic and social events, and as recorded here, accompanied by a group of singers, the drums elicit a compelling sense of ancient history and musical urgency. As with all of the recordi

By Mercury Import
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ean: 0731454604321,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
He was introduced to most of the world from the placement of 'Everything (Is Never Quite Enough)' on the motion picture soundtrack of 'The Thomas Crown Affair'. His Africanized version of Talking Heads' ''Once In A Lifetime'' (titled here ''Defaal Lu Wor'') brings a fresh alternate perspective of the pop classic that even David Byrne is surely proud of. His voice sounds like Eddy Grant if he were from Africa. This is the Senegalese guitarist's second album originally released in 1998. Quite simp

Kora Revolution
By Palm Pictures (Audio
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ean: 0660200000325,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
If you are one of those folks who wish that the traditional sounds of Senegalese music were more dominant in the work of Baaba Maal, here's your opportunity to enjoy those elements more fully. Kaouding Cissoko has been the Daande Lenol band's kora player for a long time and more recently provided an essential ingredient in the recordings of Afro Celt Sound System. Here he stands out front on an album of bright, poppy tunes, many with the subtle Latin groove so essential to the Senegalese pop sou

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