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Africa Express / Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes
Album:Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes Collection:World
Artist:Africa Express Added:01/2014
Label:Transgressive Records Ltd. 

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Add Date:2014-01-24 Pull Date:2014-03-28 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Henry C-G
Reviewed 2014-01-21 
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Africa Express

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This excellent collection of Malian music was (allegedly) recorded in a youth hostel in Bamako during a single week in October 2013. The album features a mix of more modern tracks (#5 and #6), traditional Malian music (#1, #7, #11), and some totally different ones too (#9)—all are worth a listen.

1. (3:37) ** Mid-tempo rhythmic grove with male vocals. Relaxed and relaxing.
2. (3:38) * Distorted guitar riffing
3. (3:57) ** Deep synth groove behind poetry (in English). Lots of effects but it works for me. Ends with sick percussion solo on talking drums.
4. (3:28) Female vocals over a slow thumb-piano line. Almost dissonant in some places.
5. (3:49) ** Fast percussion track. No vocals, just samples of talking drums, flutes, and other rhythmic things.
6. (3:23) *** Super-sick line behind rap
7. (5:56) ** Beautiful kora and female vocals in a slow grove. No percussion—just simple bass backing.
8. (5:01) * Fast ngoni (I think) line with up-tempo percussion
9. (5:47) * Driving up-tempo percussion with vocals and reverby distorted guitar line. Would fit in well on almost every KZSU show.
10. (5:16) ** Mostly slow solo kora with a few spoken words (in French)
11. (3:13) * Soft/smooth male vocals with slow kora

Review by Henry C-G

Track Listing
1.Adama Koita_Fantainfalla Toyi Bolo 6.Talbi_ Rapou Kanou
2.Songhoy Blues_Soubour 7.Gambari Feat. Kankou Kouyate_Yamore
3.Ghostpoet Feat. Doucoura_Season Change 8.Yacouba Sissoko Band_Chanson Denko Tapestry
4.Bijou_Dougoude Sarrafo 9.Lobi Traore Band_Deni Kelen Be Koko
5.Lil Silva_Bouramsy 10.Moussa Traore_Farafina
 11.Tiemoko Sogodogo_Lategue