Arby, Khaira / Timbukto Tarab
Album: Timbukto Tarab   Collection:World
Artist:Arby, Khaira   Added:Jul 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-08-14 Pull Date: 2011-10-16 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 2 Sep 25 Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 24, 2011: Blue World Disorder
4. Aug 30, 2011: The Cafe Bohemian Part II
2. Oct 01, 2011: New World Disorder
5. Aug 27, 2011: New World Disorder
3. Sep 24, 2011: New World Disorder
6. Aug 23, 2011: At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-08-09
Khaira Arby - Timbuktu Tarab
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/9/11
Malian desert blues with powerful female singer. Multicultural in background, language and musical styles, incorporating a variety of modern and traditional instruments and styles, as well as cultural concepts. There are some songs of Malian history, but track 10 is a condemnation of the practice of female circumcision. Big band and chorus, lots of sound, and strong, deep-throated singing. I’ve heard women hear say they’d be more interested in hearing north African music if they felt women were more represented – well here you go. BTW, her cousin is Ali Farka Toure…
Everything’s good to great.
1. 5:25 ***string flourishes, midtempo loping stroll, call and response. More energy than some Malian music. Switches to double-time midway through.
2. 4:21 ***deep guitar flourishes and intense vocals. Uptempo complex rhythm. Growling guitar solos.
3. 5:22 **ancient bowed instrument and spoken diatribe, then pretty, windswept midtempo groove with hand claps.
4. 4:08 ***rock and roll, Malian style! Still has the loping camel-walk groove, but also trap drums and energy.
5. 5:42 ****funky! Groovy, bluesy, soulful… Downtempo and relaxed. Gets a bit of Reggae beat at the end.
6. 3:54 ***sweet guitar duet intro, upbeat romp.
7. 4:13 **stuttering guitar intro, pretty loping, relaxed bluesy stroll.
8. 5:19 ***lovely relaxed groove, bluesy and pretty, several stuttering guitars playing off each other. Lovely song of praise to Allah.
9. 4:34 ***laid back, but soulful midtempo groove.
10. 3:50 ***energetic and uptempo intro, strong female call and response, odd but not undanceable riddim.
11. 5:53 **cool traditional instrument intro, midtempo relaxed sway with interesting balance of old and new elements.
12. 4:46 ***midtempo and quite complex, yet swingy. Some really fun guitar work.

Track Listing
1. Goumou   7. Deliya
2. Khaira   8. Salou
3. Diaba   9. Traab
4. Dja Cheickna   10. Feryene
5. Tidjani   11. Sourgou
6. Wayidou   12. Youba