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Koite, Habib & Bamada / Foly!
Album:Foly! Collection:World
Artist:Koite, Habib & Bamada Added:01/2004
Label:World Village 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-02-09 Pull Date:2004-04-12 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:11 Apr4 Apr28 Mar21 Mar14 Mar7 Mar29 Feb22 Feb

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 27 Jan 09:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Sat, 29 May 04:Asa
Saturday Sesion
2.Fri, 18 Mar 05:Asa
Friday Session
5.Tue, 06 Apr 04:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Sat, 26 Jun 04:Asa
Saturday Sesion
6.Tue, 06 Apr 04:Neepa

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-02-03 
Recorded live during this singer/guitarist/songwriter’s 2002 European tour, this 2-disc set is an exuberant celebration of Malian music. Backed by his amazing band, Koite is a versatile guitarist and an expressive singer. Many of the tracks hover at about 10 minutes, and get really hypnotic with flowing, repetitive percussion that sweeps you along. Lots of crowd noise adds to the energy. It’s all worth a play.
Disc 1:
1. Kora, guitar, perc. Mid/uptempo w/great interplays of solos. 10:58
2. Mid/uptempo w/some great guitar work. Very cool. 9:28
3. Sweet flute, vox, harmonica, changeable. 10:06
4. Slower w/a sweet melody & a gentle lyricism. 6:39
5. Bright, swaying, joyful. 4:15
6. He gets the crowd dancing…like a Malian Richard Simmons. 8:49
7. Midtempo, a good display of his guitar skills. 7:06
8. Nice midtempo blend of vox/guitar/kora. 6:38
9. Relaxed vocals, picks up with nice work from the band, esp. kora. 7:47
Disc 2:
1. Upbeat w/nice vocals & driving percussion. 8:18
2. A high-energy jam w/some serious percussion. 10:02
3. Funky mid/uptempo and infectious. Very cool. 12:02
4. Warm, bright, and swinging w/great kora/vox/perc/guitars. 7:06
5. More simple & relaxed. A sweet tune w/warm vocals. 6:22
6. Mid/uptempo, catchy. Goes right into #7
7. Sudden opening, funky, uptempo. Wow, what a great thing 6:20
8. Starts big, gets simple, then crazy. Just go for the ride. 16:40
9. Slower, w/great strings/perc/vox. Some great guitar work. 4:42


Track Listing
1.Muso Ko 10.Nanale
2.Fatma 11.Komine
3.Ma Ya 12.Nimato
4.Sirata 13.Saramaya
5.Batoumambe 14.Sin Djen Djen
6.Bitile 15.Wassiye
7.Imada 16.Cigarette Abana
8.Kanawa 17.Kunfeta
9.Wari 18.Takamba