M'Bemba
 
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M'Bemba

10 Oct 2005 | Format: MP3

£7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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  • Original Release Date: 8 May 2006
  • Release Date: 8 May 2006
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Universal Music Jazz France
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  • Total Length: 1:00:34
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  • ASIN: B001KWG3U8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,122 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Juan Mobili on 19 Feb 2006
Format: Audio CD
Keita has belonged, and he has for quite a long time, to a select worldwide list of singers/songwriters whose influence in music has been profound and the quality of their output sheer beauty. And M'Bemba is ample proof that the source of his rich musical wealth is far from dry.

M'Bemba follows on the footsteps of his prior gem, Moffou, although M'Bemba is more joyous and capable of making the stiffest body dance with abandon.

Like Moffou, it is a set of traditionally conceived songs soaked in his Malian heritage, and maintaining and adding to form a tremendous core of musicians -Kante Manfila, Ousmane Kouyaté and Djelly Moussa Kouyaté along with Toumani Diabaté on kora, the great percussionist Mino Cinelu.

So the man so aptly called the "Golden Voice of Mali," proves this title fitting and shines throughout every one of these track, as he continues his inner journey home. Whether it is the tender "Bobo," the sensual cadence of "Laban, the hip-shaking grooves of "Calculer" and "Kamoukie," or the haunting beauty of the title track "M'Bemba."

Go and discover M'Bemba as soon as you can, and grab one of the market sellers' reasonably priced copies before they disappear, and you're facing the ungodly full price requested for an import copy. <
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "arakataca" on 28 Dec 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is another gem from one of the few artists out of Africa whose voice embodies the suffering and thankfully the hope of a continent. The backing vocals are as fresh as in Soro and Keita's voice in Dery and Laban led by one if not the best guitarist of his generation and an old accomplice of Salif is as powerful as in Mandjou. The drums and vocals in Calculer are mesmerising. Keita invites us to look back at the great history of Africa. Don't wait!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Matt Ward on 20 Nov 2005
Format: Audio CD
I saw Salif Keita at the barbican as part of the London Jazz festival very recently and had bought his album before. I can't really describe how great this album is, you just have to hear it. The West-African superstar's unique style blends all kinds of music - his native Mali, Jazz, Funk and even rock. He has probably the finest male voice in Africa. All the tracks are rich in percussion and masterful guitar playing as well as gorgeus singing. This latest album is a well-crafted masterpiece from one of musics true greats. Highly Recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. A. Woodhouse on 30 Jan 2006
Format: Audio CD
Keita has completed the move started with Mouffou and produced a glossy and slick album bouncing with rhythym and style. That is not to say it is lacking an authentic african feel, or over-produced (Youssou N'Dour take note).
Keita's voice remains the focus but with age it has lost some stridency and fits better with the softer tracks, and backing harmonies. Perhaps really lacking a standout moment but a very staisfying whole. If you like this then get 'Mouffou' and also try Cheikh Lo perhaps.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Edgar Davids on 16 Sep 2006
Format: Audio CD
I like many people am/was fairly ignorant about world music, but I stumbled into Amadou and Mariam's Dimanche a Bamako, from that purchase Amazon pointed me in the direction of Salif Keita and M'Bemba.

I am very pleased with the result. Its a great listen after a bad day work, the rhythms have a great calming influence. After a good day it can lift you up even more. Its just a very good album with great vocals, great melodies, top notch!!
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