Timbuktu

Timbuktu

by Issa Bagayogo

CD

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Release Date: 02/05/2002
Label: Six Degrees
UPC: 0657036106222
catalogNumber: 1062

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't understand why we need to continue classifying music into a small handful of "categories", but I suppose some reference points are helpful. This music transcends all that. This is the kind of music you will hear blasting on the streets of Africa and Europe, but which hasn't caught on in a massive way here. Yet. Issa Bagayogo merges traditional African rhythms, instruments, and singing styles with modern studio techniques and electronic sounds, into a hip, funky, international sound. African music can seem repetitive to Western ears, but get into it, and the subtlety of this music is hypnotic in the best sense of the word. It grooves gently, and overall it's quite an understated, laid back sound. I've been listening to it constantly for weeks and it continues to grow on me. The fact that I don't understand even one word of the lyrics makes no difference at all. I'm getting a few copies for Chritmas gifts.