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Cissoko, Ba / Electric Griot Land
Album:Electric Griot Land Collection:World
Artist:Cissoko, Ba Added:02/2008
Label:Totolo 

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Add Date:2008-04-27 Pull Date:2008-06-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:29 Jun15 Jun8 Jun25 May18 May11 May4 May
Airplays:1111222

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 27 Jun 08:Decca
The Rent Party
4.Tue, 20 May 08:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Tue, 10 Jun 08:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
5.Wed, 14 May 08:dj natty and dj brick
nag champa orangeasm
3.Tue, 03 Jun 08:La Chanteuse
Sub for Cafe Bohemian!
6.Tue, 13 May 08:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Decca
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
 13.Sora