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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 14Oct 7Sep 23Sep 16Sep 9Sep 2Aug 26Aug 19

 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