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This was the album that gave N’Dour an international audience. It opens with the lilting The Lion/Gaiende, followed by the soulful Shakin’ The Tree where Peter Gabriel contributes vocals, the lively, fast-paced Kocc Barma and Bamako, a jazzy track. Old Tucson has a charming R&B flavor, Macoy is atmospheric and subdued, while Sama Doom is another polirhythmic delight. N’Dour sings in both English and Wolof, his native language, but his voice is so expressive that language doesn’t matter much. The instrumentation and backing vocals are elegant and graceful throughout – full marks for expert production. Although not quite as magnificent as his opus magnum Eyes Open, The Lion is very accessible without compromising the integrity of the artist’s roots, a highly successful fusion of Western and African.
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This was the album that gave N'Dour an international audience. It opens with the lilting The Lion/Gaiende, followed by the soulful Shakin' The Tree where Peter Gabriel contributes vocals, the lively, fast-paced Kocc Barma and Bamako, a jazzy track.
Old Tucson has a charming R&B flavor, Macoy is atmospheric and subdued, while Sama Doom is another polyrhythmic delight. N'Dour sings in both English and Wolof, his native language, but his voice is so expressive that language doesn't matter much.
The instrumentation and backing vocals are elegant and graceful throughout - full marks for expert production. Although not quite as magnificent as his classic album Eyes Open, The Lion is very accessible without compromising the integrity of the artist's roots, a highly successful fusion of Western and African sounds.
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