Sya

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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
One to watch. With an authoritative tenor bark, Mali's Issa Bagayogo holds his own against one of the most inventive African productions in a long time. Electronic beats and effects nestle together with acoustic drums, balafon, and kora, creating a warm, hallucinogenic experience that's something like Ali Farka Touré on acid. Purists may balk, but this is one of the tastiest African records of the year.
All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Bagayogo's 1999 debut finally released in the U.S. was a major breakthrough of sorts -- an African album that seamlessly mixed acoustic and electronic textures and was ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
One to watch. With an authoritative tenor bark, Mali's Issa Bagayogo holds his own against one of the most inventive African productions in a long time. Electronic beats and effects nestle together with acoustic drums, balafon, and kora, creating a warm, hallucinogenic experience that's something like Ali Farka Touré on acid. Purists may balk, but this is one of the tastiest African records of the year.
All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Bagayogo's 1999 debut finally released in the U.S. was a major breakthrough of sorts -- an African album that seamlessly mixed acoustic and electronic textures and was recorded in Mali with African musicians although, to be fair, a Frenchman was responsible for the programming. As such, it has the rootedness other experiments in this field haven't been able to match, all centered around the hypnotic singing and kamele n'goni playing of Bagayogo himself. The only problem is that the tempos and rhythms remain similar, so while the opening title cut has a refreshing jog to it and some incredibly inventive rhythms, the tracks have developed a tendency to blur into each other by the time the closer, "Madomba," rolls around. But these are the first steps in a new direction and there would be much more diversity on the follow-up, and not everything is going to work. There's a sense of discovery, and no mistaking the fact that Bagayogo has what it takes to become a major talent once he finds his focus.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2002
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • UPC: 657036106727
  • Catalog Number: 1067
  • Sales rank: 126,337

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sya (7:18)
  2. 2 Gnangran (4:28)
  3. 3 Kanadianfan (5:04)
  4. 4 Diarabi (6:16)
  5. 5 Lanaya (5:03)
  6. 6 Kouloun (6:01)
  7. 7 Dijnew Nakan (5:55)
  8. 8 Madomba (5:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Issa Bagayogo Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Chant, Kamalngoni, N'Goni
Mama Diabate N'Goni
Yves Wernert Bass
Mamou Sidibe Background Vocals, Choeurs
Karel Balas Pochette
Tata Diakite Background Vocals, Choeurs
Moussa Kone Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Kante Manfila Composer
Yves Wernert Arranger, Programming, Engineer
Philippe Berthier Producer
Moussa Kone Contributor
Dan Warburton translation
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