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Labess / Identite
Album:Identite Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Labess Added:11/2013
Label:Needlepoint Records 

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Add Date:2013-12-05 Pull Date:2014-02-14 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:16 Feb26 Jan22 Dec15 Dec8 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 03, 2015:Arabology
El Kass Yadour
4.Jan 25, 2014:Music Casserole
Djazou Liyam
2.Feb 27, 2014:Arabology
El Kass Yadour
5.Dec 20, 2013:Arabology
El Kass Yadour
3.Feb 13, 2014:Arabology
El Kass Yadour
6.Dec 12, 2013:Arabology
Bechar El Khir

Album Review
Ramzi Salti
Reviewed 2013-11-30 
ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN Reviewed by Ramzi S

This is the second CD by Labess, a North African music group created and led by Algerian-born Nedjim Bouizoul. The music of Labess [Arabic for ‘All is Well] fuses gnawa, rumba, flamenco, and shaabi music while the lyrics are often in Arabic, French and Spanish.

Try 2, 6

1. Dans Mon Desert – Begins with audience chant then mellow guitar and lyrics in French – 4:55
**2. El Kass Yadour – Sounds like rumba mixed with flamenco, lyrics in colloquial Algerian dialect – 3:35
3. Djazou Liyam – Trumpet sound, African beats, some rap – 4:41
4. Mariama – Sounds like joyous Mexican music + rumba – 4:18
5. Echemaa – Begins with Guitar and vocals, picks up into salsa tune with lyrics in Arabic -- 5:36
**6. Nari Nari – Spanish guitar; Flamenco style, Rumba – 5 :24
7. Bechar El Khir – Begins with Oud sound, picks up with other Middle Eastern instruments then Spanish musical genres -- 6:32
8. En Me Gruta – Flamenco/rumba style, joyous rhythm, lyrics in Spanish - 3:21
9. Valerie – Slow ballad in French, guitar, mellowest track on CD 2:34
10. Les Etres de Lumieres – Sounds like reggae mixed with gnawa, lysrics in French – 6:25

Track Listing
1.Dans Mon Desert 6.Nari Nari
2.El Kass Yadour 7.Bechar El Khir
3.Djazou Liyam 8.En Me Gruta
4.Mariama 9.Valerie
5.Echemaa 10.Les Etres Et Les Lumieres