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Tassoumakan

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01
Ciew Mawele
5:13  
02
Diama Don
4:36  
03
Koroto
5:00  
04
Numu
5:21  
05
Kanou
4:58  
06
Djigui
5:43  
07
Kalan Nege
4:07  
08
Dya Bana
3:41  
09
Dya
3:59  
10
N'Deri
5:02  
11
Touba
4:29  
12
Chauffeur
5:16  
13
Furu
4:04  
14
Joola
5:26  
Album Information
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 66:55

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#5 Kanou *****

sewall2020

A gem. The sample should do the trick - this song deserves to heard all over the world. Beautifully recorded and played with a gentle hypnotic choral refrain that will haunt you. Wish I could understand the lead vocal - all I call tell is it must be meaningful! Ry Cooder would love this song.

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Wow what great album

WindyOceanMoon

This album is easy to work by. The beat keeps me moving, but it remains mellow enough not to over power the thought process. A good flow. It sucks for those who are unable to downloaded it. I hope that issue is soon resolved for you.

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No Streets in Canada

pauncy

I think Mike Skinner is considered impossible to comprehend in Canada.

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Wonderful

waltmayo

I love all of Issa's CDs, but this one is the best. My wife - who doesn't normally like world music - thinks it is fantastic. This would be one of my top-5 CDs that I've ever downloaded here on EMusic.

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And yet....

Orr123

I can download it in Canada. So...just to be clear, I can download World music in Canada, but I can't download the Streets (a UK group) here. What is the deal?

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Non-existent free download

somedonot

Germany joins the countries who are not allowed to download the free track. I think I am going to start a tradition of giving only one star to these albums.

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Non-existent free download

Bobcat

Not available in Ireland either....

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Non-existent free download

holerj

hmm... free download ... but not available in UK. Very sensible.

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Exceptional

Salohcin

Every song a gem. Great African music with equaly great electronic production. Wonderfull vocal back up and lead. Not a dull moment the whole 66+ minutes. Top of the genera.10++

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This is great stuff

Bigtoga

I love it - this is really grooving, danceable, transaceable, the whole deal...

They Say All Music Guide

With his third album, Malian Issa Bagayogo and his producers have achieved the perfect balance between roots music and modernity. Techno Issa, as he’s nicknamed, is a wonderfully gentle singer, and a very decent player of the kamele n’goni or young man’s harp. And this singing are playing are the root of the all the music here, with its influence from the country’s Wassoulou region. Add to that some rhythms that are as deep and funky as anything you could find in Muscle Shoals or Memphis, but done so well that they seem to glide in behind the melodies, and subtly drawn backing vocals and other instrumentation, and you have what might be the best mix of the West and Africa yet to come along. It’s all done with plenty of restraint, which is the key here, whether on the slow “Joola” or the kicking opening track, “Ciew Mawele.” Bagayogo, not the effects and beats, is the centerpiece here, and everything is done to give his songs the perfect frame. On the previous two records the team had been working in this direction, with mixed success. But this time they’ve nailed it on all 14 cuts. About the only way it could have been better is if he’d been backed by Booker T. & the MG’s. This is a record that can grow on both sides of the world. – Chris Nickson

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