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Tanga, Bibi And The Selenites / Dunya
Album:Dunya Collection:General
Artist:Tanga, Bibi And The Selenites Added:Jul 2010
Label:National Geographic Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-03-06 Pull Date:2011-05-08 
Week Ending:May 8May 1Apr 3Mar 20Mar 13

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 12, 2014:Music Casserole
Swing Swing
4.Apr 26, 2011:Bisous Bijoux
2.Feb 16, 2013:Music Casserole
It's The Earth That Moves
5.Apr 01, 2011:Lester's Dinner Show
It's The Earth That Moves
3.May 03, 2011:Bisous Bijoux, 2eme partie
Bonjour Mon Ami Jean
6.Mar 19, 2011:The Cosmic Hamlet
Be Africa

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-03-04 
Afrobeat-funk. Parisian artist Bibi Tanga, an immigrant from the Central African Republic, creates a groove-heavy funk album infused with amiable raps in English, French and Sango lyrics. It’s hard to go wrong with any track if you’re in the mood for a steady groove. Think a cross between Fela Kuti, Jamiroquai and a slower Gnarls Barkley.
My picks: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12

1) Slow. (5:29) Beat-heavy track with melody from “Gangster’s Paradise”; smooth vocal overlay.
2) Slow- Mid. (4:02) Loopy strings and poppy sounds simulate an upbeat and dreamy intoxication off of red wine.
3) *Mid. (4:46) Great scatting over a repetitive funky rhythm, jazzy saxophone.
4) *Mid. (5:32) A Curtis Mayfield–like intro into soul-fused African beats, lyrics in Sango.
5) *Slow-mid. (4:21) Almost indistinguishable from Fela Kuti, lyrics in Sango. Call and response with female chorus.
6) Slow-mid. (2:51) Acoustic guitar and vocals give a folky vibe with social message.
7) *Slow-mid. (5:57) Smooth bass pattern, psychedelic progression, beautiful female vocals & harmonies in second half of song.
8) **Fast-mid. (4:15) Dance rhythm underscores Sango chants “Be Africa” & funky guitar.
9) Slow-mid. (4:02) Electric-soulful with great bass line.
10) Slow-mid. (3:10) A darker jazz groove with short vocal samples in French.
11) Slow-mid. (4:52) More of an R&B groove, rainy-day piano and strings.
12) **Mid. (3:28) Super-funk with fun lyrics and vocal flairs.

Track Listing
1.The Moon 7.Gospel Singers
2.Red Wine 8.Be Africa
3.Swing Swing 9.Shine
4.Dunya 10.Bonjour Mon Ami Jean
5.Pasi 11.Goodbye
6.Let Them Run 12.It's The Earth That Moves