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Mamadou & Vanessa / Nacama
Album:Nacama Collection:World
Artist:Mamadou & Vanessa Added:05/2005
Label:Self-Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-08-14 Pull Date:2005-10-16 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:16 Oct2 Oct25 Sep18 Sep11 Sep4 Sep28 Aug21 Aug
Airplays:11121121

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 04 Jul 06:Decca
The Cafe Americain
4.Tue, 27 Sep 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Sat, 24 Dec 05:Decca
Blues Marathon - It's a Big Blues World
5.Tue, 20 Sep 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Tue, 11 Oct 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Tue, 13 Sep 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2005-08-10 
A local couple (now in Berkeley). He’s originally from Mali and sings & plays the kamalngoni…she’s an Afro-Cuban vocalist with a silky-smooth voice and they’re joined by friends on guitar, percussion & other instruments. There’s a nice, bluesy thread running throughout and the playing & singing is solid and enjoyable. Overall warm, relaxed, and just plain good. All songs are original by the artists. Lyrics in English and Bambara.

1. Relaxed w/lazy vocal duet. Sort of just fades out at end.
2. A sweet, low-key instrumental w/a light, hopeful feeling..
*3. Nice vocals in a bittersweet love song w/good use of strings.
*4. Bright & happy sway w/a catchy beat.
*5. Light, midtempo w/a lazy Afro-blues sound.
6. Nicely melodic blend of strings/vox. Really pretty & soothing.
7. Bouncy, lightly driving blend of perc/strings/vox..
*8. Sweet balafon accents in this happy, sweet little dance.
9. A lazy love song w/good vocals & nice work from the band.
10. Jazz-ish vocals against spare use of percussion. Very peaceful.

Track Listing
1.Nacama 6.Nemalon
2.Ngoni Cadie 7.Sawa
3.A Long Time Ago 8.Sen Sen
4.Fula 9.Follow You
5.N'dia 10.Nemasilon