Dieuf-Dieul De Thiès / Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1
Album: Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1   Collection:World
Artist:Dieuf-Dieul De Thiès   Added:Jun 2013
Label:Teranga Beat  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-06-24 Pull Date: 2013-08-26 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 11 Aug 4 Jul 28 Jul 21 Jul 7 Jun 30
Airplays: 3 1 1 4 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 10, 2013: Music Casserole
Aling Na Djimbe
4. Aug 01, 2013: maximum entropy
2. Aug 08, 2013: Home Free
Na Binta
5. Jul 25, 2013: maximum entropy
Na Binta
3. Aug 07, 2013: aug-7-2013
6. Jul 20, 2013: Music Casserole

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-06-19
Lively afro-soul-jazz from the heart of Senegal, led by guitarist Pape Seck, formerly of psychedelic Gambian legends Guelewar, in a dusty archival recording unearthed by the dedicated Teranga Beat label. Thick, relentless rhythms syncopate and stomp, never losing momentum for a second. Singers croon, horns flutter, and there’s a sunny tropical vibe that somehow avoids the lightheartedness of a “party” atmosphere. At times brooding, melancholy, or chilled-out, always groovy, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

1. (12:11) Syncopated Cuban-esque tune, somber in tone despite summery horns and upbeat percussion, happy guitar, call & response vox.
2. (10:49) a slow dance tune, plodding beat punctuated by horns and impassioned, wailing vocals. Rhythm guitar and sax sound just as mournful.
3. (10:15)* faster, hectic percussion clutter, impatient vocals and guitar—a crisp, cool solo belies the confused yet controlled havoc in the rhythm section and horns
4. (8:29)** bright and soulful sax-driven anthem, guitar solos take a fuzzier flanged-out psych edge while sparse vocals add urgency
5. (8:02) steady chord progression and thumping bassline take you on a jaunty funk ride; lead guitar and manic percussion liven things up here and there, but it’s mostly a jam with a fairly constant mood
6. (10:27) lilting jazzy guitar melodies, gently swinging rhythms, soft Afro-Cuban sounding ballad
7. (10:10) bouncy rhythm guitar and saccharine horns make this Gambia’s answer to ska or Calypso, lovely
8. (8:43)* Deep funereal chanting vocals, the band picks up into a groove that never loses its sense of solemnity

Track Listing
1. Yandé   5. Mariama Yayou Salam
2. Sibaye   6. Hommage À Cheikhou Oumar Foutiyou
3. Ndiguele   7. Demba Saly Madior
4. Na Binta   8. Aling Na Djimbe