Various Artists / African Reggae
Album: African Reggae   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Feb 2009
Label:Putumayo World Music  

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Add Date: 2009-02-14 Pull Date: 2009-04-18 Charts: Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-03-13
African Reggae
Reviewed by Sadie O., 2/11/09
Reggae from Africa – mostly roots bubble style, with a variety of vocals and languages. African Reggae superstars Alpha Blondy and Lucky Dube are not included – this is more the third generation of artists, including reigning top-rankers Tiken Jah Fikoly and Majek Fashek. Strong introductory comp.
No FCCs detected – all tracks good to very good.
1. 4;14 **uptempo bouncy roots bubble with lots of keyboards, sweet tenor vocals, from Cote D’Ivoire.
2. 3:07 **slightly uptempo guitar-based bubble, pretty female vocal and harmonies, in English, from Cape Verde.
3. 2:38 ***fast minimalist bubble with flute and horns, male lead and female chorus, from Burkina Faso.
4. 5:13 ***slow and bluesy skank with melodica, husky male vocals in English, from South Africa. Rather amazing life story…
5. 4:34 **dramatic intro with kora, fat midtempo skank with bit horns. Very sweet vocals, from Guinea-Bissau by way of Barcelona.
6. 3:12 ***little kid chanting intro, then midtempo roots bubble, lovely male and female vocals from a young family group from Cape Verde. Goes into dub with dancehall vocals in English.
7. 3:46 ***downtempo roots bubble with raw vocals in English – reminiscent of early Culture, nice female chorus, from Ghana.
8. 4:01 **spoken intro with koro, uptempo subdued bubble with duel vocals, from Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire, in several languages. A bit dream-like.
9. 3:20 **big intro, midtempo bubble with horn section, solo vocals. Clear Alpha Blondy influence.
10. 7:34 ***big horns and heartbeat intro, midtempo swingy skank with big horns and jazz/afrobeat influence. Husky vocals in English, from Nigeria. Lots of jam and improv in last half of song.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Ismael Isaac Magno Mako
2. Mo'kalamity & The Wizards Vision
3. Bingui Jaa Jammy Congo Natty
4. Zoro Jabulani
5. Nino Galissa Krebo Cheo
6. One Love Family Bo Ten Qu'luta
7. Kwame Bediako Steppin' Into Zion
8. Ba Cissoko With Tiken Jah Fakoly On Veut Se Marier
9. Serges Kassy Jah Libile
10. Majek Fashek Man Of Sorrow