Malouma / Dunya
Album: Dunya   Collection:World
Artist:Malouma   Added:Feb 2004
Label:Marabi Productions  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-09-06 Pull Date: 2004-11-07 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 17 Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 19 Sep 12
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 18, 2023: Music Casserole
4. Oct 08, 2004: No Cover No Minimum - "What's This Button Do?"
2. Jul 18, 2009: Music Casserole
5. Oct 01, 2004: Still No Cover, No Minimum
Tab Ley At
3. Oct 12, 2004: The Southern World
Tuyur El Wad
6. Sep 30, 2004: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces

Album Review
Manoneet Singh
Reviewed 2004-08-05
Traditional African/Arabic/Berber songs that meld strong fem. vox with traditional Middle-eastern style and a clear western influence. Malouma’s singing is cool and understated, and the songs here range from Moorish desert ballads to driving R&B. Good stuff.

Track 1: Fem. choir + Malouma wailing, textured by traditional as well as modern strings and a steady, slow-to-mid tempo beat.

Track 2: Mid-to-up tempo. Happy dance song with Malouma’s raspy, passionate vox and fem. choir

Track 3: Slow tempo, repetitive chanting by Malouma plus fem. + male choir

Track 4: Pleasant guitar and keyboards, more sexy sounding (almost like lounge music)

Track 6: Starts with traditional Arabic wailing echoed by a pipe-like organ, then turns strangely modern at ~00:50. Great guitar interludes amidst trad. drumming

Track 7: Similar to #4

Track 9: Pleasant romantic ballad with fem. choir in background

Track 10: More African sounding, dance song with
lots of cool drumming

Track 11: Short, vocal-only track. Malouma sings with a male + female chorus humming in the background. Typical desert blues.

Track 12:Very Short and minimalistic. Vox. plus traditional stringed instrument.

My picks: 4, 10

Track Listing
1. Char'aa   7. Dunya
2. Mreimida   8. Jraad
3. El Moumna   9. Mahma El Houb
4. Tuyur El Wad   10. Welfi
5. Lebleida   11. Rafi
6. Tab Ley at   12. Intro El Houb