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by Ismaël Lô
     
 

An album comprised largely of Afrobeat sounds for Lo's third release. The music moves, however, from pure Afrobeat, on to piano-accompanied vocal work, vaguely in the vocal jazz/pop singer style. Lo's vocal prowess on the album is stunning, as would be expected. There are less parallels in general to other Senegalese and/or Malian singers, as there…  See more details below

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An album comprised largely of Afrobeat sounds for Lo's third release. The music moves, however, from pure Afrobeat, on to piano-accompanied vocal work, vaguely in the vocal jazz/pop singer style. Lo's vocal prowess on the album is stunning, as would be expected. There are less parallels in general to other Senegalese and/or Malian singers, as there were on other albums. Lo seems to be defining his own style a bit more clearly here, as he was progressing through his career. The songs deal with topics ranging from the inevitability of death to the pain of arranged marriages to love for his mother. Musically, the album is probably a step up from Diawar, but both are worthwhile. Pick it up as a fan of Lo, or as a fan of the West African vocal traditions.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/1994
Label:
Mango
UPC:
0016253994126

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ismaël Lô   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Jacques Bolognesi   Trombone
Youssou Camara   Drums
Malick Ass Diouf   Guitar
Hadj el Faye   Percussion
Alain Hatot   Saxophone
Samba N'Diaye   Bass Guitar
Laobe Samba Ndiaye   Bass
Ousmane Touré   Background Vocals
Ousmane Wade   Keyboards
Brice Wassy   Drums
Samy Ateba   Percussion
Ass Malick Diorf   Guitar
Hadj Faye   Percussion
Manu Lima   Keyboards
Roe Njock   Guitar
Patrick Papino   Saxophone
Pierre Michel Sivadier   Piano

Technical Credits

Saidou Khalidou   Producer
Ibrahima Sylla   Producer
Saidou Khalidou   Producer

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