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Various Artists / Rough Guide Acoustic Africa
Album:Rough Guide Acoustic Africa Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:02/2013
Label:World Music Network 

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Add Date:2013-02-26 Pull Date:2013-04-28 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2013-02-26 
Acoustic music mostly guitar and kora plucked strings from thirteen African countries accompanied by male & female vocalists
CD#1
***1: 4:55 slow to mid tempo, 30 seconds of spoken word then cool segue to male vocal/wail great percussion & semi drone
***2: 4:03 mellow female vocal with strummed & plucked strings almost a Hawaiian sound to it.
***3: 5:10 mid to faster, mellow with a nice trance groove
***4: 4:31 mid tempo , micro drone with harmonizing vocals
***5: 3:28 mellow, mid tempo with great call & response male vocals
***6: 4:51 mid tempo, female mbira player & vocals, nice sax riff
7: 5:10 slow to mid, female vocal
**8: 4:23 mid tempo palm wine, male vocal & guitar
9: 5:23 slow to mid, male & female vocal with guitar
**10: 3:45 slow to mid, Malian blues guitar
***11: 5:04 slow male voc/wail intro then fast voc, percussion & sax
12: 3:41 mid tempo, male vocal, guitar, percussion and sax
13: 5:34 mid tempo, male vocal, kora,
***14: 4:22 mid to faster, male voc & chorus, valha, accordion bass, maracas , hand clap & drum.
**15: 3:35 mid to faster, male voc, fem chorus, kora, balafon, bass guitar & calabash percussion
***16: 4:29 slow male & female vocals, guitar, sax make for a nice song

CD#2
debut album by griot Noumoucounda Cissoko a kora player with
Phat 4 a Swiss group
1: 0:29 interlude, some vocal sounds
***2: 4:10 fast fast kora, percussion & male vocals with fem chorus
3: 6:45 slow to mid, male voc/wail, kora, percussion & piano
4: 7:22 slow intro then mid tempo vocal with some hip hop rap
5: 0:39 interlude, music and voices
6: 4:47 fast, some vocals, mostly Instrumental
***7: 6:25 slow male vocal/wail intro then last 2 minutes is a pounding groove
8: 5:07 slow to mid male voc/wail
9: 4:23 slow vocal & chorus
10: 1:26 slow interlude music & vocals
11: 6:08 slow plucked strings, minimal vocal
***12: 5:59 slow kind of soulful-funky intro then fast fast vocals perc/string groove
13: 1:18 fast vocal chant kora & some percussion

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Etran FinatawaSaghmar N Nanna
2.Lala NjavaSweet Lullaby
3.Syran Mbenza & Ensemble Rumba KongoMbanda Nasali Nini? (Madeleine)
4.Shiyani NgcoboYekanini
5.Sotho SoundsHa Kele Monateng
6.MonosweziNdinewe
7.EyuphuroMasikini
8.Koo NimoSee Wo Nom Me (Tsetse Fly You Suck My Blood)
9.Mr Eddy & Sally NyoloObili Éba
10.Samba TouréWhite Crocodile Blues (A Song For M) (Instrumental)
11.Abdel Gadir Salim & Emmanuel JalLemon Bara
12.Amadou DiagneDiamano
13.Mory KantéDjou
14.VakokaAomby Mazava Loha
15.Nuru KaneAfrika
16.MabuluAids
17.Noumoucounda CissokoIntro ? Interlude 1
18.Noumoucounda CissokoNoumou Koradioulou
19.Noumoucounda CissokoNagnou Talal Loxxo Afrique
20.Noumoucounda CissokoSining Feat. Tumi Molekane
21.Noumoucounda CissokoInterlude 2
22.Noumoucounda CissokoDindingo A Bamah
23.Noumoucounda CissokoBannaya Foly
24.Noumoucounda CissokoBegg Ci Yow
25.Noumoucounda CissokoYekhi Medina
26.Noumoucounda CissokoInterlude 3
27.Noumoucounda CissokoGorgni
28.Noumoucounda CissokoBannadenoufele
29.Noumoucounda CissokoOutro ? Interlude 4