Various Artists / Women of Africa
Album: Women of Africa   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Apr 2004
Label:Putumayo World Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-05-10 Pull Date: 2004-07-12 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 27 Jun 20 Jun 6 May 30 May 16
Airplays: 1 1 2 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 26, 2019: Global Ginga with Kim
4. Mar 03, 2015: Arabology
2. Jan 17, 2019: Hanging in the Bone Yard
Le Tsephile Mang, Le Tsephile Mang
5. Sep 04, 2014: Amber Waves
3. Apr 26, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Sina Mali, Dina Deni
6. Dec 27, 2012: Cacao!
Mi Nada Um Ca Tem

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-05-05
A celebration of the talent and diversity of the women of Africa. Including artists you probably know (Angelique Kidjo, Khadja Nin), plus a good showcase for newer artists. Rich, varied, and wonderful stuff. Play it all, my dears and read the notes for extra interesting info.

1. Jazzy and mid-tempo w/touches of South African pop. Nice.
2. Slow intro becomes a sexy Afro/Brazilian/European sound.
3. Playful and bright w/an Afro-Portuguese sway.
4. Rich anti-AIDS anthem in the South African tradition.
5. Lively strings/percussion/vocals. A fun, catchy track.
6. Slower w/a contemporary sound & a sense of longing.
7. Delicious jazz w/a slightly retro feel & great vocals.
8. Dramatic vocals, great percussion, downtempo & passionate.
9. Midtempo w/chorus/perc/strings & a catchy melody.
10. Tragic ballad w/rich Arabic vocals & a delicate feeling.
11. Midtempo modern Afro-Euro pop w/wonderful vox.
12. Wonderful female “Ladysmith-esque” track. Too short!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Sephuma, Judith Le Tsephile Mang
2. Kidjo, Angelique Bahia
3. De Barros, Maria Mi Nada Um Ca Tem
4. Khumalo, Sibongile Mayihlome
5. Tarika Retany
6. Kaissa To Ndje
7. Masuka, Dorothy Mfan' Omncane
8. Nawal Hima
9. Gnahore, Dobet Abiani
10. Massi, Souad Raoui
11. Nin, Khadja Sina Mali, Dina Deni
12. Women of Mambazo Vimba