Guide (Wommat)

Guide (Wommat)

by Youssou N'Dour
     
 

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Youssou N'Dour is a Senegalese singer who documents the intersection of the past and the present, so it is no surprise that there is a parable in every song on Wommat (The Guide). The record is propelled by talking drums, a horn section and guitar and bass polyrhythms that will sound familiar to fans of South African township music (or See more details below

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Youssou N'Dour is a Senegalese singer who documents the intersection of the past and the present, so it is no surprise that there is a parable in every song on Wommat (The Guide). The record is propelled by talking drums, a horn section and guitar and bass polyrhythms that will sound familiar to fans of South African township music (or Paul Simon's masterpiece Graceland), and N'Dour's distinctive voice (in Wolof and French, with a smattering of English) is captivating. Unfortunately, The Guide is overproduced and seldom lives up to the promise of "7 Seconds," the vaguely menacing duet with Neneh Cherry. Buy it to hear N'Dour's voice soar through the history and lessons of The Guide.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/1994
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645382845
catalogNumber:
53828

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Youssou N'Dour   Primary Artist,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Habib Faye   Guitar,Keyboards
Glenn Ferris   Trombone
Thierno Koite   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Branford Marsalis   Saxophone
Oussey Ndiaye   Background Vocals
Pape Oumar Ngom   Rhythm Guitar
Jean-Philippe Rykiel   Keyboards
Julia Saar   Background Vocals
Lokua Kanza   Background Vocals
Babacar Faye   Percussion,Background Vocals
Mark Roberts   Percussion
Vivane Chudid   Background Vocals
Mamadou (Jimi) Mbaye   Guitar
Soriba Kouyate   Kora
Bolo Bolognesi   Trombone,Accordion
Ibrahima Cisse   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Booga Bear   Producer,Engineer
Philippe Brun   Engineer,Mastering
Habib Faye   Arranger,Producer
Verna Gillis   Executive Producer
Youssou N'Dour   Producer
Jean-Philippe Rykiel   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Assane Thaim   Contributor,Tama
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Raphaël Jonin   Engineer,Mastering
Mathew Russell   Contributor,Horn Director

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