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Various Artists / Festival in the Desert
Album:Festival in the Desert Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:10/2003
Label:Harmonia Mundi Usa 

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Add Date:2003-12-22 Pull Date:2004-02-23 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Reviewed 2003-12-16 
From the remote sands of Mali comes this amazing live recording of the famous festival in the desert. European pop and Navajo rock share the stage with both African superstars and lesser-known artists. Oh yeah, and Robert Plant. At least one star for every track. I love this CD & I dream of seeing the festival in person some day.

1. Wonderful traditional Malian Tamashek music.
2. Upbeat Afro-rock w/great guitar/vocals.
3. Hypnotic female Malian throat-singing.
4. Serious guitar wail by Plant, Justin Adams & others.
5. Electric guitar/drums/vocals. Mid-tempo, dark, cool.
6. Cool Fr & Malian vox Part gypsy groove part Afro-anthem
7. Oumou Sangare’s gorgeous voice, mid-tempo, catchy.
8. Ali Farka Toure’s blues guitar. Uptempo. Wonderful.
9. Great guitar, Serious vocals. Audience really gets into this.
10. Some fast strings backing soaring male vocals. Powerful.
11. Uptempo blend of guitars/drums/and strong chorus.
12. Stunning piano & kora duet w/a cool jazz energy.
13. Wonderful throat-singing, claps,drums…great sound.
14. Electric guitar, Malian vocals & French rap. Wow.
15. Haunting call-response w/trills, claps, and chorus.
16. Big female voice/drums/strings. Mid-tempo.
17. Powerful a capella warrior songs.
18. Strong guitar work in this Afro-rock jam.
19. Navajo rock w/guitars/chants/drums/screaming vocals.
20. A sweet, passionate ballad.


Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Takamba Super Onze Super 11
2.Bocoum, Afel Furi Baalal
3.Tartit Tihar Bayatin
4.Plant, Robert & Justin Adams Win My Train Fare Home
5.Ehl Aida, Sedoum Ya Moulana
6.Lo'jo & Django Jah Kas Cool Boy
7.Sangare, Oumou Wayena
8.Toure, Ali Farka Karaw
9.Tinariwen Aldachan Manin
10.Yalomba, Adama Politique
11.Tidawt Ariylan
12.Einaudi, Ludovico Chameaux
13.Kel Tin Lokiene Ihama
14.Kwal & Foy-Foy Le Judgement
15.Tinde Wana
16.Chighaly, Aicha Bint Koultouleili-Khalett La
17.Igbayyyyen Oubiilian
18.Salah, Baba Fady Yeina
19.Blackfire What Do You See
20.Django Lasse-Moi Dire