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Various Artists / Francophonie 2006
Album:Francophonie 2006 Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:03/2006
Label:Francophonie Diffusion 

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Add Date:2006-03-26 Pull Date:2006-05-28 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:28 May14 May7 May30 Apr23 Apr16 Apr9 Apr2 Apr
Airplays:33132333

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Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2006-03-22 
Massive and fabulous 3-CD set of music from French-speaking African nations, though not all songs are sung in French. See the notes for info (frustratingly brief at times) on the sponsoring organizations and artists/labels. After I starred the first 7 tracks, I gave up. I don't think there was any track on here that I wouldn't play on my show. You could honestly pick any track from any CD in this collection and discover a gem worth some airtime, so find your own favorite. A mix of established world artists & newcomers, from whom I'd like to hear more. Songs range from traditional Arabic to Afro-pop to hip hop with a bit of everything in-between. Everything on here is worth a listen.

CD #1.
1. Lazy, downtempo vox/bass/perc/strings. Warm, sleepy, very cool.
2. Sweet, low-key vox/guitar/perc blend w/elements of Flemenco.
3. Bright & bouncy w/sweet vocals. Slows in middle, picks up again.
4. Mostly slow, solo vox/strings. Chorus adds a bright touch.
5. Slow blues guitar and vocals. Simple, powerful, and so good.
6. Sweet, sexy little Congolese rumba. Vox/pec/sax. Delicious.
7. Nicely swaying Afro-rumba w/great vocal harmonies. Yum!
8. Light, midtempo with warm vocals and a gentle sway.
9. Uptempo w/fast vocal sections. Electric guitars/perc/energetic.
10. Upbeat Senegalese dance groove w/horns/vox/per/guitars.
11. Fast perc/female vox/strings, Afro-funk. Makes you wanna dance.
12. Fast, fast hip-hop. 3 rappers from Mali. Hot!
13. Solid, midtempo Afro-reggae. Joyful, great horns/vocals.
14. Midtempo dance-pop, female vox, a happy sound.
15. Midtempo soul/funk/zouk blend for fem. vox/chorus.


CD#2:
1. Cool accordion & perc. A warm, rolling, mid/uptempo sound.
2. Rich fem vox/chorus/spare perc. A relaxed, powerful song.
3. Bright & swaying Congolese dance. Strong vocals.
4. Lyrical blend of vocals/acoustic guitar. Sweet, relaxing.
5. Folksy vocals, gentle perc, low key. Chorus at end.
6. Light, gentle vocals/perc/strings. Sweet and peaceful.
7. Husky, sexy fem vox/strings. Slow, with a touch of Brazil.
8. Percussion/guitar/male vox. Midtempo, jazzy, very cool.
9. Upbeat dance funk. Lots of percussion/keyboards.
10. Soaring vox, kora, guitar, perc. Midtempo, haunting. Yow!
11. Down/midtempo vocal duet w/sexy voices. Afro-Euro groove.
12. Percussion/horns/vocals. Upbeat funk.
13. Gentle, lowkey blend of tabla/vox/strings. Really lovely. Sigh…
14. Trumpet intro, perc/vox/guitars. Midtempo, meandering.

CD#3:
1. 3 singers/9 musicians Arabic w/a fairly traditional sound. Mid/up
2. Fast percussion jam w/drums & wood clacking. Instrumental. Cool
3. Trad. Arabic instruments/vox. Upbeat w/a rich/fun energy.
4. Lovely balafon solo. Bright, happy w/nice buzzing echo. Instr.
5. Upbeat but lowkey, w/kind of shrill fem voices/perc.
6. Lute/perc, soaring call/response vox. Mid/up, Moroccan sound.
7. Fuzzy bass, xylophone, call/response vox. Mid/up, so cool.
8. Upbeat perc/claps/bass/vocals a lightly funky w/a catchy groove.
9. Down/midtempo electro-lounge w/kittenish fem vocals.
10. Fuzzy Lebanese hip hop w/a downtempo lounge groove.
11. Afro-reggae-hip hop. Mid/uptempo.
12. Fem hip hop against a smooth funk/reggae/soul groove. Mid.
13. Midtempo hip hop with solid beats.
14. Tag-team hip hop in French w/a relaxed beat & sweet chorus.
15. Afro-pop w/European influences. Mid/uptempo, anthem-esque.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Pene, OmarMoudje
2.Sarr, Julia & Patrice LaroseYitte
3.AluneSokhna Ci
4.BacoBwana
5.Traore, BoubacarKongo Magni
6.Rumbanella BandKellya
7.Canta, BallouAl-Sy
8.LucianaGuetele
9.SaintrickYa Ngumbi
10.NderYaye Boy
11.Sali, DjagawaraMali Ba
12.Tata PoundBadala
13.Kamson, JimKatari Man
14.BetikaMiziki-Djah
15.Kante, AlamaWasso
16.Natiembe, NathalieCilaos
17.Salem TraditionFanm
18.Lang'iSambadia
19.TapokLa Mer
20.MarakassTewambara
21.Akendengue, PierreBekelia
22.Ramos, MarianaSem Razao
23.TchekaSatanaz
24.PrincezitoBatuke Pilon
25.MeissaJoal
26.Kora, Bill AkaFaiseur De Pluie
27.Dia DraMakono
28.Cuttayen, BamAmandia
29.Danialou, SagbohanSeyi
30.QaynaJamalek
31.Kebe, KebaBougarabous
32.Chehade BrothersSitti
33.Keita, AlyZiglibity
34.WassaDianka
35.CherifaIsul Isul Umargh Nsh Awadigi
36.Masanka Sankayi & Kasai Allstars Feat. MutumilayiWa Muluendu
37.King MensahSona-Mawu
38.Soap KillsAranis
39.Kitaayoun Feat. Soap KillsAdaram
40.MovaizhaleineMupal Na Mukat
41.NanethLBV mon blues
42.Master GAinsi Sont Nos Vies
43.Chronik 2hSans Frontieres, Hi Coleur
44.AlyoonFatengen