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Keur Moussa: Sacred Chant and African Rhythms from Senegal

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  • Audio CD (1 Oct. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sounds True
  • ASIN: B0000037AN
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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By A Customer on 13 Jan. 2003
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I really love the music on this CD. It is music from a Christian monastery in Senegal played using African rhythms and harmonics. It is mainly vocal pieces accompanied by kora, flute and drums with a few purely instrumental pieces played on a mixture of Kora, flute and oboe. Beautiful haunting music giving a real sense of a spiritual delight in life.
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Keur Moussa, a Benedictine Abbey, brought Gregorian Chant to Senegal, but rather than forcing this style on the local population adopted indigenous instruments and styles, especially as local people joined the monastery.

The result - which will appeal both to fans of world music and of church music - is brilliant. Unlike most attempts at mixing musical styles, it is unforced and genuine.

The haunting Senegalese rythhms and real instrumental texture, added to the serene, worshipful tone of Gregorian chant, give something utterly new, yet timeless.

It is easily the best CD I have purchased this year, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
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As you'll gather, this is a recording of Christian choral music accompanied on most tracks by a variety of traditional African instruments - balafon, flute, kora and percussion. Interspersed are a number of short instrumental pieces. Basically the music is what you'd hear from an organised church choir anywhere in England or Europe, with the African instruments filling in. If you're hoping for a sort of Christian version of the rhythmic ecstatic music of the Sufis that Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan played, then you'll be in for a disappointment. However, the music works well, and the two traditions don't jar - but it is the European one that predominates.

The singing is certainly pleasant, but my bet is that an expert in choral music would rate it as fairly ordinary. Equally the traditional instruments are played competently, but hardly memorably. It's not hard to find much more expressive playing - "New Ancient Strings" for example if you want to hear the kora played well. Of course, sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and the other reviewrs are delighted with it. The same may well be true for you. For me, it's something I sometimes play as soothing background music that doesn't require much concentration or effort.
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I discovered Keur Moussa researching on religious architecture, and on how european modern artists and architects found inspiration in Africa (specifically following the trace of Aldo van Eyck's travel to the Mali). Keur Moussa crosses the gregorian chant with african instruments and rhythms resulting in a marvellous new sound.
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5.0 out of 5 stars soul of simplicity 16 Mar. 2014
By Kathleen - Published on Amazon.com
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This chant is really lovely and brings one to a very simple and pure place. The marriage of the French language and the Senegalese rhythms really is wonderful.
5.0 out of 5 stars Keur Moussa 29 July 2013
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Love the drum beats. Also find the music very spiritual and soothing. It's unfortunate that it's less than an hour.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is wonderful! 24 Jun. 2007
By C. Roll - Published on Amazon.com
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One thing I have always loved about African church music is its joyfulness. (Another favorite of mine was the original Missa Luba which is no longer available unfortunately). The chant in this recording is fantastic. I love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You want to dance! 6 Sept. 2012
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If you're into ethnic music, especially on the spiritual side, this may be your cup of tea. A group of African monks whose monastery was founded by a French community has transposed music for worship into their idiom. you can feel the joy within the hearts of the monks and you just want to dance!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keur Moussa 27 Dec. 2012
By Linda E. Edwards - Published on Amazon.com
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This CD is a permanent resident on my car's trck. It has traveled to the CAribbean and MAlawi with me. I play it every day.
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