Kidjo, Angelique / Djin Djin
Album: Djin Djin   Collection:World
Artist:Kidjo, Angelique   Added:Mar 2007
Label:Razor & Tie Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-15 Pull Date: 2007-06-17 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27 May 20 May 13 May 6 Apr 29
Airplays: 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 03, 2019: Music Casserole
Lonlon (Bolero)
4. Feb 20, 2016: Music Casserole
Gimme Shelter (Feat. Joss Stone)
2. Jul 30, 2019: Tree Talk
Gimme Shelter (Feat. Joss Stone)
5. Feb 05, 2016: A Visit From Drum
Gimme Shelter (Feat. Joss Stone)
3. Jun 15, 2019: Acupuncture Hour/Audio Ambrosia
Lonlon (Bolero)
6. Jan 07, 2016: Melange
Djin Djin (Feat. Alicia Keys & Branford Marsalis)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-04-16
Kidjo, Angelique – Djin Djin
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/14/07
The latest from the most famous diva in Africa – with lots of amazing guests. She seems to have abandoned the mellow Brazilian tone and is coming up with a wide range of African/pop/jazz/etc crossover. Although this is very much a pop diva album, she brings an obvious intelligence to the music, and her voice is always distinctive and incredibly strong. I’d been a bit disappointed with her previous couple of records, but this is a winner.
No FCCs, although ifi you listen to track 6 too closely you will cry – I did… My faves are 3, 9, and 13, with 7 and 10 very close seconds.
1. 3:31 **midtempo, bouncy, joyous-sounding hilife. Nice crossover sound – slick production, but plenty of African instrumentation.
2. 4:18 *starts with some nice hand drums. Midtempo swingy, relaxed jazz/pop groove. Ends with more hand drums and pants.
3. 4:08 ****midtempo highly syncopated bounce, really nice combinations of vocals – and yet, it is a Stones cover, in the vein of her Voodoo Chile cover a few years back. Damn good.
4. 3:24 **luscious acoustic guitar. Midtempo and very relaxed and pretty groove.
5. 3:44 **starts with spoken interchange between Amadou and Mariam, then uptempo hilife. Somehow both relaxed and high speed, very lush.
6. 5:05 *thumb piano and ethereal noises, guitar becomes more pronounced and recognizable. Slow and extremely sad (about a woman starving to death in Somalia…)
7. 3:56 ***bells and guitars intro, midtempo combination of hilife and Reggae, very strong African musicality, sweet guest vocals by Ziggy. Talking drums and handclaps – sweet…
8. 4:34 **midtempo with syncopation, thumb pianos, danceable. Great bass sound.
9. 3:35 ****midtempo Arab-Andalusian sound, which is unusual for Kidjo. Very pretty indeed.
10. 3:29 ***starts with several voices and no instruments, then midtempo funky hilife. Great beat, rich instrumentation and chorus.
11. 3:29 *starts with Kidjo ululating solo, then pretty, very African guitars, downtempo and downbeat swing – almost a lullaby.
12. 3:41 **midtempo swingy hilife.
13. 4:54 ****ultra sweet solo vocals, vocal percussion, vocal backing. Very limited instrumentation – most of the very lush sound is vocals. Neet! No, as the song goes along let me revise that appraisal – Stunning!

Track Listing
1. Ae Ae   7. Sedjedo (Feat. Ziggy Marley)
2. Djin Djin (Feat. Alicia Keys & Branford Marsalis)   8. Papa
3. Gimme Shelter (Feat. Joss Stone)   9. Arouna
4. Salala (Feat. Peter Gabriel)   10. Awan N'la
5. Senamou (Feat. Amadou & Mariam)   11. Emma
6. Pearls (Feat. Carlos Santana & Josh Groban)   12. Mama Golo Papa
  13. Lonlon (Bolero)