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N'dour, Youssou / Rokku Mi Rokka
Album:Rokku Mi Rokka Collection:World
Artist:N'dour, Youssou Added:11/2007
Label:Nonesuch Records 

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Add Date:2007-11-18 Pull Date:2008-01-20 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:20 Jan13 Jan6 Jan30 Dec23 Dec16 Dec9 Dec2 Dec
Airplays:12211331

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 27, 2017:melange
Wake Up (It's Africa Calling), 4-4-44
4.Jan 22, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
Sportif
2.Jan 23, 2012:Afro Beats
Pullo Aroo
5.Jan 15, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
Bajjan
3.Apr 14, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
4-4-44
6.Jan 11, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum (sub)
Sama Gammu

Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2007-11-15 
A new release from this man is always cause for joy in the world music community. Rokku mi Rokka (Give and Take) is yet another delicious gift. Joyous, Senegalese mbalaz-inflused rhythms w/hints of the desert and touches of blues, reggae, even Cuba. Joined by his longtime band Super Etoile, it’s a total lovefest featuring his warm, engaging voice. Every track is a delight.

1. Upbeat, catchy, instant joy. With lots of brass, perc & hot vocals.
2. Fun head-nodding bounce w/an insistent hook & lots of style.
3. Relaxed sway w/nicely driving strings and extra good vocals.
4. Party! Wiggly upbeat jam w/hot perc and voice. Fast & furious.
5. Midtempo w/hints of North Africa and a cool driving sound.
6. Sweetly upbeat w/light marimba. Gets into a nice jam.
7. Upbeat perc/soaring vocals. Sweet throughout, busy near end.
8. Slow a capella intro then cool guitar/perc, midtempo & catchy.
9. Lazy w/hints of the Carribbean. A warm salt-air type of sway.
10. Warm mid/upbeat and life-affirming anthem-esque. Yum!
11. Insistent beat, duet w/ Neneh Cherry, partly in English. Very cool.

Track Listing
1.4-4-44 6.Sportif
2.Pullo Aroo 7.Travel
3.Sama Gammu 8.Indecision
4.Bajjan 9.Dabbaxx
5.Baay Faal 10.Xel
 11.Wake Up (It's Africa Calling)