Sidibe, Youssoupha / Xelkom
Album: Xelkom   Collection:World
Artist: Sidibe, Youssoupha   Added:Nov 2008
Label: Self-Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-01-25 Pull Date: 2009-03-29 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 29 Mar 8 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 28, 2009: Music Casserole
Pekheme Yalla
4. Feb 18, 2009: The Heart of KZSU
Cheika Hall Borom Touba Sahm
2. Mar 06, 2009: No Cover, No Minimum
5. Feb 13, 2009: No Cover, No Minimum
Serign Amdi Moustapha Fall
3. Feb 21, 2009: Music Casserole
Serign Amdi Moustapha Fall
6. Feb 10, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
Yalla Dji

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-01-21
Solo kora and drum, plus vocals. All instruments played by him. A very clean, traditional sound with a strong spiritual content. Really beautiful. He doesn’t have a perfect voice, but somehow the roughness adds a sort of honesty.

*1. Bright and flowing, with a sweet melody and a joyful sound.
2. Slow, elegant, like a hymn. Warm and lightly swaying.
*3. Tripping kora, midtempo w/sweet use of drum. Picks up a bit.
4. Midtempo, slightly wailing vocals. Lovely solo kora.
5. Relaxed folk strings intro, layers of vocals, slightly sad.
6. Midtempo song of praise w/a gentle, warm melody.

Track Listing
1. Yalla Dji   4. Cheika Hall Borom Touba Sahm
2. Pekheme Yalla   5. Xelcom
3. Serign Amdi Moustapha Fall   6. Zikroulah