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Natiembe, Nathalie / Sanker
Album:Sanker Collection:World
Artist:Natiembe, Nathalie Added:12/2005
Label:Marabi Productions 

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Add Date:2005-12-18 Pull Date:2006-02-19 Charts:Reggae/World
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1.Nov 16, 2016:At the Cafe Bohemian
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4.Mar 19, 2012:Afro Beats
De Troi Ti
2.Sep 13, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Zanamatope
5.Jan 04, 2011:Fo at the Café Bohemian
Mashinasyon
3.Aug 09, 2012:The Conscious SOul
Epitaf
6.May 14, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2005-12-16 
NATHALIE NATIEMBÉ – “Sankèr”
Marabi, 2005

REUNION – Fantastic! Natiembe, from Reunion (off the southeast coast of Africa), sings in the tradition of maloya, or “music of the earth.” Together with musicians from Mauritius and Madagascar, Natiembé weaves a tapestry of compelling sound: sometimes primal, sometimes folky, always cool. The songs are all in Creole. Simple but deep and exciting, this is one of the best records of 2005! Don’t miss the last track, it's wild!

All tracks great! Fo’s picks: 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12

1. 4:00 – uptempo: just voice and roulèr drum, a strong pulse! [about ancestors]
2. 4:47 – rolling and propulsive: cool accordion and percussion. [about slavery]
3. 3:25 – yow! Hard-hitting percussion trio and a lilting song [anti-war]
4. 3:58 – mostly a cappella, with a breathless twisty vocal [about ancestor worship]
5. 4:59 – rolling accordion & glockenspiel, a lively, pretty tune [a lullaby]
6. 3:55 – fast percussion and a breezy vocal, sparks fly [about love and war]
7. 4:12 – loping rhythm, great blend of sounds: thumb piano & single string
8. 4:46 – quick shuffle-rhythm, great perc with a sinister edge [about memory]
9. 5:08 – just voice & fast calabash slaps, an airy rush [about her childhood]
10. 5:48 – nice balafon intro, then heavy rhythm, sweet vocals [Rastafarian song!]
11. 4:00 – another great blend, with accordion & crazy darbouka drum [about belief]
12. 3:38 – whoa! Big buzzy drums make a wall of sound, echoing vocals [voodoo!]

[Fo] 12/9/05

Track Listing
1.Zanamatope 7.De Troi Ti
2.Cilaos 8.Gale
3.Inisiasyon 9.Addis-Ababa
4.Ex Voto 10.Rasta Maloya
5.Tangaz Pa Tro For 11.Mashinasyon
6.Lepavre 12.Epitaf