N'dour, Youssou / Dakar-Kingston
Album: Dakar-Kingston   Collection:Reggae
Artist:N'dour, Youssou   Added:May 2011
Label:(No Label Information)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-05-21 Pull Date: 2011-07-23 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 24 Jul 17 Jul 10 Jun 19 Jun 12 Jun 5 May 29 May 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 04, 2022: Wee Animalcules (rebroadcast from Jun 3, 2011)
4. Jul 16, 2011: New World Disorder
2. Jun 26, 2021: Wee Animalcules (rebroadcast from Jun 3, 2011)
5. Jul 09, 2011: New World Disorder
3. Jul 23, 2011: New World Disorder
6. Jun 18, 2011: New World Disorder

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-05-19
Youssou Ndour – Dakar-Kingston
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/19/11
One of Africa’s biggest stars makes a Reggae album. Former Wailer Tyrone Downie produces, and there are an impressive set of guests (including Chinna Smith on guitar). Stylistically, it ranges from fairly pure African sound with a Reggae beat to something more like textbook Roots Rock Reggae (I like the Afro-Reggae mashup best), but always with Ndour’s soaring griot vocals.
1. 3:53 ****loping talking drum intro, relaxed midtempo bubble, pretty song in praise of Bob Marley, mostly in English. Features spoken word by Mutabaruka. Very African instrumentation and feel.
2. 4:02 ***talking drum and stepping razor skank, sweet vocals in Senegalese.
3. 4:15 **very downbeat, downtempo, floaty flute, vocals in two languages. Guest vocals by upcoming star Patrice.
4. 4:09 ***female chorus, then upbeat midtempo skank with talking drum and stuttering guitar, vocals in Senegalese. Pretty and nice.
5. 5:58 ****piano triplets, uptempo skank, vocals in Senegalese and English, groovy shuffle, very danceable, strong lyrics.
6. 4:44 *relaxed downtempo bubble with pretty chimey things, love song.
7. 3:19 ***groovy 4/4 roots one-drop. Nice simple song in Senegalese and French.
8. 3:22 ***relaxed, swingy one-drop – has a Wailers feel to the music, positivity lyrics in several languages. Guest vocals by Nigerian female singer Ayo.
9. 4:51 ***bouncy skank, vocals in French and Senegalese. Nice, but restrained, bit of talking drum and stuttering guitar.
10. 3:58 ***midtempo skank featuring Gramps Morgan’s powerful baritone, and a nice harmonica solo.
11. 3:51 **upbeat skank with woobly sounds, vocals in Senegalese.
12. 3:45 **positively skippy little skank, vocals in Senegalese.
13. 4:35 ***dramatic intro, downtempo skank with bits of nice percussion and guitar sounds.
14. 4:21 **cover of the Bob Marley classic, a bit smoothly produced for my tastes, but some nice original vocal twists.

Track Listing
1. Marley   8. Africa Dream Again
2. Medina   9. Diarr Diarr
3. Joker   10. Don't Walk Away
4. Bololene   11. Bang Len
5. Bamba   12. Leteuma
6. Black Woman   13. Pitch Me
7. Survie   14. Redemption Song