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Traore, Rokia / Tchamantche
Album:Tchamantche Collection:World
Artist:Traore, Rokia Added:Jan 2009
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-02-01 Pull Date:2009-04-05 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Mar 29Mar 8Mar 1Feb 22Feb 15Feb 8

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The Man I Love
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The Man I Love
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Album Review
Reviewed 2009-01-30 
From Mali by way of the rest of the world. A beautiful singer /songwriter/guitarist joined here by guitars, lute, percussion, and human beat box. All originals except for a Gershwin classic and all wonderful. She uses her voice so well, soft and full of emotion. A hint of blues, a touch of pop, rooted in Africa. It’s hip, sophisticated and worldly.

1. Slow, fragile vocals, quiet guitar. Picks up, midtempo, bluesy.
2. Downtempo, coolly atmospheric w/a slow kind of pain.
3. Slow, gentle, hypnotic, like a water drop. Picks up, gets midtempo.
4. Starts slow then strings & perc kick in, very cool midtempo.
5. Gentle strings, soft vocals. A fragile, vulnerable sound.
6. Upbeat w/layers of vocals harmonizing & cool perc/strngs.
7. Stars w/voices, gets into a driving beat w/soaring vocals.
8. Relaxed guitar/vox lead into a hip down/midtempo Afro groove.
9. Gershwin goes to Africa. Classic ballad w/Afro-jazz flourishes.
10. Slow, warm & bright w/sweet percussion & a swaying feel.

Track Listing
1.Dounia 6.Koronoko
2.Dianfa 7.Tounka
3.Zen 8.Tchamanche
4.Aimer 9.The Man I Love
5.Kounandi 10.A Ou Ni Sou