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N'dour, Youssou / Egypt
Album:Egypt Collection:World
Artist:N'dour, Youssou Added:Jun 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-06-28 Pull Date:2004-08-30 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Sep 5Aug 29Aug 22Aug 15Aug 8Aug 1Jul 25Jul 11

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 07, 2018:Melange
4.May 03, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
2.May 14, 2012:No Longer at Ease
Baay Niasse
5.Nov 30, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Jul 26, 2005:At the Caffe Bohemian
6.Sep 02, 2004:Sun in Libra Moon in Pisces
Mahdiyu Laye

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-24 
N’Dour combines the rhythms and melodies of his native Senagal with Egyptian and Arabic influences in a release that celebrates Islamic Sufism. According to the promo material “the lyrics demonstrate a distinctly Senegalese way of Islam, and of Sufi thought and practice, with references to venerated caliphs, saints, and sages.” The music is lush, rich, and glorious w/strong orchestration and amazing vocals. One star each track.

*1. Light & melodic w/beautiful strings/perc/flute & vocals.
2. Uptempo w/wonderful orchestration/chorus/vocals.
3. Slow and soaring. Dramatic and haunting. Wonderful.
*4. Fast perc/strings. Great flutes & call/response w/chorus.
*5. Warm and lyrical w/a fluid rhythm and wonderful melody.
6. Midtempo w/lots of strings, a light rhythm & a happy feeling.
7. Big orchestration. Strings, nice backing vocals. Bright & warm.
8. Starts lively, gets slower, dramatic, then back. Good chorus/perc.

Track Listing
1.Allah 5.Baay Niasse
2.Shukran Bamba 6.Bamba the Poet
3.Mahdiyu Laye 7.Cheikh Ibra Fall
4.Tijaniyya 8.Touba-Daru Salaam