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Various Artists / Sameheart
Album:Sameheart Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:07/2016
Label:Motema Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-07-19 Pull Date:2016-09-18 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:28 Aug21 Aug14 Aug7 Aug31 Jul24 Jul

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 20, 2016:Celtic By Caronis
Red Velvet In Winter, Kana Maloundi, Somebody’S Knocking, Ala Ta Ye Tougnaye
4.Aug 10, 2016:Laptop Radio
Ala Ta Ye Tougnaye, Sweet World
2.Aug 21, 2016:Dj YJ's World Variety -Sampler
5.Aug 06, 2016:Music Casserole
Ala Ta Ye Tougnaye
3.Aug 16, 2016:DJ YJ's Cultural Tidbits: Third Culture Kid
6.Aug 05, 2016:World Sampler
Ghana, Sweet World

Album Review
Reviewed 2016-07-04 
This album features soundtracks from “Same Heart”, a film that explores extreme child poverty around the world. Features multilingual tracks from artists around the world, including Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, and the US.

*Favorite tracks: 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16****(possible FCC)

Possible FCC in track 16, “hell”, but used in a literal context in a song promoting peace.

**1. (4:05) Ala Ta Ye Tougnaye: Lively, energetic voice, yet surprisingly therapeutic and soothing! A combination of modern guitars and traditional arrangement. Transitions into chorus format. Mystical, but with a cheerful twist, filled with hope! Backup male vocals towards the end.
2. (4:01) Somebody’s Knocking: Mystical atmosphere, wind intro, ambient sounds. Divine like chant, spiritual calling for nature, throughout the song. Almost like the singer is having a conversation with nature. Mixes well with percussion in the background. Really feels like somebody is “knocking” at your heart!
**3. (6:09) Kana Maloundi: Harp plucking during intro and throughout song. Powerful, raspy male vocal, followed by soothing flutes, and alternates. A reflection of a life moment perhaps? A call for peace?
4. (3:59) Nama: Sax + traditional percussion, fast paced beat! Energetic beginning. Xylophone/marimba style sounds + drums in background. Sax gives a jazz flavor to the song. Definitely a pick up in speed compared to previous songs! Will wake you up from your state of calmness/reflection and get you energized. Second half has lots of fast xylophone.
5. (5:45) Red Velvet in Winter: Instrumental piano track. A gloomy, somber theme throughout the song.
6. (6:33) Say La: A solemn cry to start. String bass plucking, Interesting use of synthesizers, song picks up in speed around 1 min mark.
**7. (3:52) Ghana: Violins, bass, guitar, some accordions. Overall cheerful instrumental track. Nice violin accompaniment! Song picks up in speed. Makes me want to visit the country of Ghana.
**8. (3:55) Longing: Instrumental track. Relaxing, calming sax intro. Slow, jazzy feeling. Piano fill in. Like taking a walk through a path, pensive, about the beauties of life. Makes you reflect. High sax towards the end!Percussion 9 beats
**9. (5:11) Flying Dombra: Nice string intro! Guitars and bass. Really cool female vocals with a simple repeating melody.
**10. (3:39) No Borders: By Malika Zarra, Moroccan born French American singer. Her songs usually include a mix of Arabic, Berber, and French. Jazz, with elements of traditional Moroccan styles.
11. (5:23) Spirit of Sound: Gloomy and mysterious! An adventure through a dark night. Lots of bass.
**12. (5:39) Houaria: Another song by Malika Zarra. Soothing intro chant. Later accompanied by piano chords and bass, with some guitar. Brings peace to your heart.
13. (5:40) Tanktified: Jazz piano instrumental. With a beat that makes you want to dance. Gets REALLY intense towards the end!
14. (4:01) Mean World: A passionate cry about the sorrows of the world. The saxophones and percussion seem to speak more than the words themselves, and the song intensifies, like a roller coaster and takes you on a wild journey of the difficult rumbles of life.
15. (3:05) All We Got: Hip hop in English. With synthesizer and beats. A song about perseverance, independence, and going through hard times..
**16. (5:15) Sweet World: **POSSIBLE FCC “HELL” ** Sound of the early morning aurora sounds, or perhaps nightfall? Dreamy, calm, birds chanting, hopeful. Traveling through the horizons. Lyrics deliver a message of hope for the world, of love, peace, and joy. Beautiful visions and aspirations for a more inclusive, sweet world. A nice wrap up song for an evening show!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Awa SanghoAla Ta Ye Tougnaye
2.Jaimeo Brown TranscendanceSomebody?S Knocking
3.Ablaye Cissoko & Volker GoetzeKana Maloundi
4.Oran EtkinNama
5.Geri AllenRed Velvet In Winter
6.Charnett MoffettSay La
8.Lynne ArrialeLonging
9.A Moving SoundFlying Dombra
10.Malika ZarraNoborders
11.Charnett MoffettSpirit Of Sound
12.Malika ZarraHouraria
13.Marc Cary Focus TrioTanktified
14.Jaimeo Brown TranscendanceMean World
15.Kentyah, Brain Jackson, Mi Et AlAll We Got
16.Jana HerzenSweet World