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Malouma / Dunya
Album:Dunya Collection:World
Artist:Malouma Added:02/2004
Label:Marabi Productions 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-09-06 Pull Date:2004-11-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:17 Oct10 Oct3 Oct19 Sep12 Sep
Airplays:11221

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

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