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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 Finatawa Saghmar N Nanna
2.Lala Njava Sweet Lullaby
3.Syran Mbenza & Ensemble Rumba Kongo Mbanda Nasali Nini? (Madeleine)
4.Shiyani Ngcobo Yekanini
5.Sotho Sounds Ha Kele Monateng
6.Monoswezi Ndinewe
7.Eyuphuro Masikini
8.Koo Nimo See Wo Nom Me (Tsetse Fly You Suck My Blood)
9.Mr Eddy & Sally Nyolo Obili Éba
10.Samba Touré White Crocodile Blues (A Song For M) (Instrumental)
11.Abdel Gadir Salim & Emmanuel Jal Lemon Bara
12.Amadou Diagne Diamano
13.Mory Kanté Djou
14.Vakoka Aomby Mazava Loha
15.Nuru Kane Afrika
16.Mabulu Aids
17.Noumoucounda Cissoko Intro ? Interlude 1
18.Noumoucounda Cissoko Noumou Koradioulou
19.Noumoucounda Cissoko Nagnou Talal Loxxo Afrique
20.Noumoucounda Cissoko Sining Feat. Tumi Molekane
21.Noumoucounda Cissoko Interlude 2
22.Noumoucounda Cissoko Dindingo A Bamah
23.Noumoucounda Cissoko Bannaya Foly
24.Noumoucounda Cissoko Begg Ci Yow
25.Noumoucounda Cissoko Yekhi Medina
26.Noumoucounda Cissoko Interlude 3
27.Noumoucounda Cissoko Gorgni
28.Noumoucounda Cissoko Bannadenoufele
29.Noumoucounda Cissoko Outro ? Interlude 4