Keita, Salif / La Difference
Album: La Difference   Collection:World
Artist:Keita, Salif   Added:Jun 2010
Label:Decca Music Group Ltd.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-10-03 Pull Date: 2010-12-05 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 5 Nov 7 Oct 31 Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 17, 2015: 6-17-2015
La Difference, Seydou
4. Oct 29, 2010: Everyday Commotion
La Difference
2. Nov 30, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
La Difference
5. Oct 26, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
La Difference
3. Nov 06, 2010: Music Casserole
6. Oct 21, 2010: Abra's Airwaves

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-09-28
This Malian superstar has struggled his whole if against intolerance shown towards his albinism. In this release he sings about his life experiences as “a white man with black blood.” Featuring rhythmic guitar riffs and stylish kora groove plus his gorgeous voice set against a female chorus, this is all delicious. Note: All proceeds from the sale of this CD benefit his charity Salif Keita Pour Les Albinos which helps to combat the stigma that albinism has in Africa.

1. Upbeat and driving Afro-pop w/bright layers of voices & strings.
2. Warm and driving song in praise of ecological responsibility. Passionate.
3. More relaxed w/a hint of Arabic strings and rich, warm vocals.
4. Quiet guitar solo into sweet midtempo ode, gorgeous vocal showcase.
5. Stripped-down sweet blues-tinged ballad w/strings, keys, emotional vox.
6. Bright and happy w/a catchy sound and joyous energy. So good.
7. Midtempo, tripping w/sweet mixes of instruments and a relaxed feeling.
8. Slower and rich w/layers. Gentle strings, chorus, then soaring vocals.
9. Dramatic and moving ballad. Beatutiful and sad.

Track Listing
1. La Difference   5. Folon
2. San Ka Na   6. Ekolo D'amour
3. Seydou   7. Djele
4. Gaffou   8. Samigna
  9. Papa