Bagayogo, Issa / Sya
Album: Sya   Collection:World
Artist:Bagayogo, Issa   Added:Jul 2002
Label:Six Degrees Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-09-09 Pull Date: 2002-11-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 27 Oct 6 Sep 29 Sep 22 Sep 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 16, 2011: Music Casserole
4. Dec 24, 2009: Eve of Disorder
2. Feb 22, 2011: anti-heroine
5. Jun 11, 2005: The Dog and Pony show
3. Aug 14, 2010: Music Casserole
6. Oct 26, 2002: Morning Glory

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-01-08
Six Degrees Records
Issa Bagayogo – Sya

Traditional African percussion and melody instruments mix with acoustic guitar and bass. The background vocals are chant-like (with Issa’s voice being the male vocal lead, he speaks out stuff ala rap as well as leads background vocals in chant-like sequences) and a lot of the tracks made me think of workers returning from the day’s work in the fields singing. Particularly intriguing percussion instruments. Simple repetitive melodies.

Track 1 is the title track, it starts off with thunder and bird voices ending with very interesting rhythms in the last minute of the track. Playing this track more or less gives the listener a feel for the entire CD(and I’m not just saying that coz it’s the title track). Lots of electronic stuff happening here though which the other tracks don’t have as much.

Track 3 has very strong background vocals and blends both guitars rather well into the whole mix(as does track 6).

Track 7 is fast paced with the background vocals more or less echoing the male lead vocals.

Track 8 is medium paced and almost hypnotic in effect with both male and female vocals.

Track Listing
1. Sya   5. Lanaya
2. Gnangran   6. Kouloun
3. Kanadianfan   7. Djinew Nakan
4. Diarabi   8. Madomba