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Cissoko, Ablaye & Volker Goetze / Sira
Album:Sira Collection:World
Artist:Cissoko, Ablaye & Volker Goetze Added:03/2009
Label:Obliqsound 

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Add Date:2009-03-22 Pull Date:2009-05-24 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:10 May3 May19 Apr29 Mar
Airplays:1121

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Album Review
Decca
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