Nawal / Aman
Album: Aman   Collection:World
Artist:Nawal   Added:Jul 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-08-12 Pull Date: 2007-10-14 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 14 Oct 7 Sep 23 Sep 16 Sep 9 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19
Airplays: 3 1 1 3 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 22, 2010: Sunshine . . . in the Almost Full Moon Afternoon!
L'amour Sorcier
4. Oct 02, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
L'amour Sorcier
2. Oct 10, 2007: public noize racket
Ode A Maarouf, Salama
5. Sep 18, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
Swing Ta Vie
3. Oct 09, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
Kweli Ii
6. Sep 14, 2007: At the Cafe Bohemian
L'amour Sorcier

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-08-09
A female singer/musician from the Comoros Islands (between Africa & Madagascar). Now based in France. Here she honors her Sufi roots while showing the influence of her European surroundings. She plays guitar and gambusi (sort of an oud) and is joined by contrabass, mbira, perc, and chorus. It’s relaxing, almost hypnotic at times, and her warm husky voice really grows on you. In Comorian, Arabic, French & English.

*1. Starts slow, gets mid. Sweet, lightly driving, very cool.
2. Plinky mbira, light percussion. Midtempo w/sweet use of chorus.
3. Light perc, spoken word, rather lazy, contemplative, ends w/chants.
*4. Claps, midtempo yet driving w/a swaying, catchy sound.
5. Strong fem chorus, light guitars, midtempo w/a hopeful sound.
*6.Sweet strings, lightly bouncy, a warm, sweet little sway.
7. Mid/upbeat w/sharp shakers & lazy guitars. Nice vocals.
8. A strong Sufi sound starts slow, picks up. Vocals go places.
9. Perc/strings back soaring vocals in an anthem of female rights.
*10. Upbeat and catchy w/a Franco-African sound. So good.
11. Slow, moving a capella track w/a traditional Comoran sound.
*12. Slow, kind of dark and trance-like. Picks up, stays powerful.

Track Listing
1. Salama   7. Musica
2. Narizambe   8. Ode A Maarouf
3. Meditation   9. Jhima
4. Kweli Ii   10. L'amour Sorcier
5. Leo Ni Leo   11. Dandzi
6. Swing Ta Vie   12. Aman