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Cissoko, Ba / Electric Griot Land
Album:Electric Griot Land Collection:World
Artist:Cissoko, Ba Added:Feb 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-04-27 Pull Date:2008-06-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jun 29Jun 15Jun 8May 25May 18May 11May 4

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 27, 2008:The Rent Party
4.May 20, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
Griot Ba
2.Jun 10, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
5.May 14, 2008:nag champa orangeasm
Griot Ba
3.Jun 03, 2008:Sub for Cafe Bohemian!
Griot Ba
6.May 13, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-04-19 
Cissoko is a Guinean singer/kora player backed by some cousins (equally talented) on percussion, balafon, bass, guitars, programming. Plus some sterling non-family guest stars. Wonderful music. Every track is worth at least one star. A fabulous blend of the Griot tradition and modern musical influences with lots of unexpected twists.

1. Bright & fast kora. Delicious! A fast wiggle w/cool vocals.
2. Upbeat Afro rock w/English hip hop. Very cool.
3. Starts w/rain, sweet, relaxed, warm.
4. Upbeat kora, perc, vocals. Fast, w/great layers of strings.
5. Bouncy mid/upbeat ode to African leaders. Great vocals/chorus.
6. Upbeat w/male & fem vocals & electric dance jam.
7. Midtempo bounce with a warm, sway & cool programming break.
8. Short (1:32) music-box-like kora w/conversation & kids. In French.
9. Begins w/conversation then mid/upbeat bounce w/cool vocals.
10. Delicious female harmonies, male vox, upbeat & way catchy.
11. Relaxed mid/upbeat w/some great strings/perc/life sounds.
12. Crickets into a mostly midtempo ode to his Grandmother.
13. Relaxed kora & vocals. Kinda spacey & haunting.

Track Listing
1.Griot Ba 7.Adduna
2.Silani 8.Interlude
3.Allah Lake 9.On Veut Se Marier
4.La Reve De L'oiseau 10.Tjedo
5.Africa 11.King Kora
6.Women 12.Ma Grand-Mere