Cissoko, Ablaye & Volker Goetze / Sira
Album: Sira   Collection:World
Artist:Cissoko, Ablaye & Volker Goetze   Added:Mar 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-03-22 Pull Date: 2009-05-24 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 10 May 3 Apr 19 Mar 29
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 09, 2009: No Cover, No Minimum
Faro, Sira, Lountang
4. Apr 15, 2009: KZSU's Hearatbleeps
2. May 08, 2009: The Rent Party
5. Apr 14, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
3. Apr 28, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
6. Mar 25, 2009: Baseball Aftershpw

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-03-14
Recorded in Senegal, this collaboration between singer/kora player Cissoko and German trumpter Goetze is a warm and soothing set of original compositions in the African folk tradition, lightly accented by European trumpet jazz. Both performers are accomplished. Cissoko has a warm and emotional voice with quiet power, his kora is fluid and assured. Goetze’s trumpet threads through in interesting ways that sound almost improvised at times.

*1. Slow, solo kora then voice, trumpet adds a melancholy thread.
2. Relaxed, fluid duet with a quiet melody and a gentle warmth.
*3. Reflective, serene with soaring vocals & liquid trumpet melody.
4. Downtempo with trilling kora alternating with sweetly gentle horn.
*5. Slow, warm vocals, dreamy kora. Gentle and peaceful.
6. Slow kora and vocals, the trumpet meanders through.
7. Down/midtempo, nicely integrated voice, kora, trumpet.
8. Light and warm with the trumpet taking a more obvious role.
9. Slow, sweetly lyrical with nicely warm vocals.
10. Relaxed blend, muted trumpet, trilling kora.

Track Listing
1. Sira   6. Badingwoo
2. Domain Domain   7. Bouba
3. Lountang   8. Bamaya
4. Gorgorlou   9. Sakhadougou
5. Faro   10. Manssani Cisse