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I Speak Fula

Bassekou Kouyate + Ngoni ba
20 Sep 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 20 Sep 2009
  • Label: OutHere Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 OutHere Records
  • Total Length: 55:40
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002HQ7E54
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,365 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Francis Mitchell VINE VOICE on 7 Oct 2009
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There are some breathtaking sounds coming out of Africa at the moment (Vieux Farka Toure, Justin Adams work with Juldeh Camara, Tcheka and many more) but then there always are. To stand out requires careful presentation, exemplarily musicianship and fortunate contacts. When there is also the burden of following up such a gem of an album as `Segou Blue' it would have been easy for Bassekou Kouyate to keep the formula exactly as before. There is some welcome continuity, not least in the exquisite packaging and booklet that accompanies the CD, but the vision is expanded with a number of tracks featuring guest musicians. Some are well known, Toumani Diabate plays some of the most intricate kora I have heard and spurs Bassekou onto commensurate feats whilst Vieux Farka Toure brings a new power to Ngoni Ba, whilst others are new to me such as the remarkable `bonus' track at the end introducing the venerable Dramane Ze Konate and his mpolon (do not stop the CD when track eleven ends, there is a real treat before the CD ends). One caveat I have is that you will have to attune yourself to the conservative values of Mali when you understand the sentiments of `Amy'; BBC World Service listeners may know what I mean. This release does not eclipse `Segou Blue' but I feel an extra bounce in the music, it springs along is the same way that Presley rocked or Duke Ellington swung. Of course there is more to the music than forward motion, intricacy and a depth of new soundscapes are there when you give the time to this CD but do not leave it there, go and see them live - I should know as I have done just that five times (including one truly unforgettable homecoming in Segou).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Martyn VINE VOICE on 11 Jan 2010
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It took a long time to get BK and his band off their seemingly never-ending tour and into the studio, but the result was truly worth waiting for.

I was to some extent surprised to the laid-back quality of many of the tracks, which is something of a contrast to their live act, but Amy Sacko's voice continues to move beautifully over the new set of wonderfully-arranged pieces.

What's great about this band is the fact that they so clearly love what they're doing and are determined to enjoy every minute of it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Steven Moskowitz on 21 Jan 2010
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I Speak Fula represents a modernized, Traditional African, sound. So, if one DOESN'T care for African Pop music, and wants to hear music with Traditional West African Instruments and a Tradional West African Vocal Style, but MODERN Recording Techniques and Promotion, This is the CD for you. People who like English Folk Music or American Country Western Music or Bluegrass would probably like "I speak Fula".
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