Various Artists / Reggae Times In Africa
Album: Reggae Times In Africa   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jun 2006
Label:Sono Africa  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-06-25 Pull Date: 2006-08-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 27 Aug 20 Aug 6 Jul 30 Jul 23 Jul 16 Jul 9 Jul 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 22, 2006: New World Disorder
Problemes Conjugaux
4. Jul 25, 2006: New World Disorder
2. Aug 15, 2006: New World Disorder
5. Jul 18, 2006: New World Disorder
3. Aug 01, 2006: New World Disorder
Banani, Problemes Conjugaux
6. Jul 11, 2006: New World Disorder

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-06-19
[coll]: Reggae Times in Africa (Sono Africa)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 6/22/06
Tasty compilation of African reggae, mostly from Mali and the Ivory Coast. Some really beautiful choices here, although tantalizingly few, given the rich pickings possible. All have very slick production, but mostly not overly westernized or “pop”.
No FCCs – nothing in English. All quite good, 3 & 11 IMO best.
1. 4:55 **slightly uptempo, bouncy groove, call and response mostly in French. A hint of thumb piano, some car screeches…
2. 4:03 ***dramatic intro into slightly downtempo skank, happy and sweet sounding, given the title! Sweet vocals, brilliant production.
3. 6:15 ****call and response intro, strong midtempo skank. Clear African roots, but great roots rock reggae. Beautiful!
4. 4:23 **midtempo, big horns, sweet vocals.
5. 5:33 **uptempo and very bouncy, butt-wiggler, call and response vocals, kinda slick but yummy.
6. 4:14 **downbeat piano and spoken intro, midtempo skank, gorgeous vocals mostly in French.
7. 3:59 **slow orchestral intro, then downtempo bubble, lovely male vocals.
8. 3:50 *slightly downtempo with lots of bells, interesting vocals. A bit overmuch synthesized instrumentation/production.
9. 5:28 **a bit downtempo call and response, again lots of instrumentation with odd bells, but very nice vocals.
10. 4:11 ***starts with coughing, crazy dance beat, then uptempo synthesized, almost dancehall, high very traditional African vocals. Interesting combo!
11. 4:11 ****big midtempo roots reggae sound with African-rootsy female vocals and chorus. Solo vocals mid-song.
12. 4:38 ***vocals and keyboards intro, then uptempo skank with lots of horns and energy, pretty vocals.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Askia Modibo Circulation De Bamako
2. Ismaël Isaac Terrorisme
3. Kalori Sory Walata
4. Ahmed Faras Denj
5. Larry Cheickh Djan Dju Star
6. Tiken Jah Fakoly Mangecratie
7. Omar Pene Docteur
8. Fode Kouyate Vanille Et Chocolat
9. Fode Baro Allah Kabo
10. Djos Kezo Djou
11. Nahawa Doumbia Banani
12. Black Medio Problemes Conjugaux