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Stern, Leni / Africa
Album:Africa Collection:World
Artist:Stern, Leni Added:Oct 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-12-02 Pull Date:2008-02-03 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jan 27Jan 13Dec 30Dec 23Dec 16Dec 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 04, 2010:Music Casserole
4.Jan 08, 2008:Waves Flow
2.Jan 25, 2008:that's not bluegrass
5.Dec 24, 2007:alternative Xmas eve
Aman Inman, Saya, Ahinin Be Al Allah, Simbo, Keita, 1000 Stars, Bamake
3.Jan 23, 2008:Eran Mukamel (yelldown warhellride)
6.Dec 21, 2007:thats not bluegrass
1000 Stars

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2007-12-03 
Guitarist Leni Stern recorded in Mali fuses Western e guitar with African rhythms, percussion, plucked strings and vocals
1: 4:11 mellow percussion, e guitar female vocal/wail , chorus in Bambara ??? language
2: 6:11 (for Michael Brecker ) Leni vocal in English, e guitar noodling, chorus, . . .. mellow
****3: 6:30 Leni vocal in English, nice long e guitar notes, very nice fem vocal
in Bambara ??? , mellow. lots of plucked strings, fast percussion towards end
****4: 5:59 fast percussion, female vocal/wail, very nice percussion, great e guitar
5: 6:11 Leni vocal in English, mid tempo percussion, nice e guitar notes
****6: 5:10 (for Don Alias) slow, with George Brooks on sax, vocal/wail in Bambara?? very nice, kora
7: 5:07 Leni vocal in English, nice e guitar notes, mid to faster tempo
****8: 6:47 Leni vocal in English, faster percussion, vocals in Bambara ??? lots of fast plucked strings George Brooks on wailing sax, nice trance percussion/sax groove
9: 2:24 nice long e guitar notes & plucked strings minimal chorus
10: 5:04 Leni vocal in French & English, mellow
**11: 6:05 Leni vocal in English, breathy spoken word, vocals in Bambara ??? nice mellow kora, percussion groove, nice long e guitar notes. Nice vocals.
****12: 4:18 Leni vocal/spoken word in English about child soldier, talking drum percussion, faster
***13: 1:47 mellow instrumental D Farrell 11/2007

Track Listing
1.Bamake 7.Aman Inman
2.1000 Stars 8.Ousmane
3.Keita 9.Alu Maye
4.Simbo 10.Ami
5.Ahinin Be Al Allah 11.Dakkan
6.Saya 12.Childsoldier
 13.Forest Song