|Kane, Nuru / Exile|
|Label:||World Music Network|
|Add Date:||2012-12-01||Pull Date:||2013-02-03||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||3 Feb||27 Jan||20 Jan||13 Jan||6 Jan||30 Dec||23 Dec||16 Dec|
|1.||Feb 06, 2013:||The Red Wheelbarrow |
|4.||Jan 19, 2013:||New World Disorder |
|2.||Feb 02, 2013:||New World Disorder |
|5.||Jan 12, 2013:||New World Disorder |
|3.||Jan 26, 2013:||New World Disorder |
|6.||Jan 12, 2013:||Music Casserole |
Nuru Kane – Exile|
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/30/12
Northwest African fusion incorporating desert blues and Gnawa, Reggae, bits of Latin and Hip Hop. Kane is a fine singer and guitarist, and the musical styles, although quite diverse, are all quite pretty and enchanting.
1. 3:36 **mellow and pretty acoustic strings, swingy Highlife/Caribbean groove. Bit of African rap.
2. 3:51 **downbeat, low-key, slightly bluesy groove involving violin, definitely haunting feel suiting the song’s subject. Some rather wild vocal work.
3. 3:00 ***Gnawa groove, lower register instrumentation, Senegalese style vocals with maybe a hint of Latin tinge.
4. 3:51 ***very pretty acoustic guitar blues, very similar to American country blues; most of the Africanity is in the vocal harmonies of the chorus (and language). Sweet.
5. 3:54 **strummed acoustic guitar, violin, Andalusian styling (think Gipsy Kings).
6. 4:19 **ever so pretty! Tinkly harp and guitar, lovely vocal harmonies, very relaxed.
7. 3:42 **mbira and electric bass intro, uptempo instrumentation, with a bit of Hip Hop influence in some of the Western African vocals.
8. 4:11 ***country blues – with hints of Latin, Hip Hop, even some funk in the bass, and a sashay rhythm. Lyrics in French, giving it a bit of Cajun feel as well.
9. 3:53 ****loping midtempo Reggae shuffle, fun vocal style in French and English. Goes through some changes and ends up as ska.
10. 4:31 **back to very pretty tinkly guitars, mellow vibe, sounds like a fretless bass in there, too. Definite Andalusian tinge, as well as Gnawa percussion in last half.
11. 4:28 **Desert blues – gorgeous trembling solo acoustic guitar, very mellow (and somehow “timeless” sounding) baritone vocals, also pretty female vocal bits. Just really lovely.
|3.||Bambala||8.||Yes We Kane|