A beautiful batch of contemporary Senegalese music – a cross-cultural blend of modern styles with traditional influences – with beautiful songs by Idrissa Diop, Queen Biz, Simon Sene, Ablaye Mbaye, Baye Gallo, Les Freres Guisse and many more! It's a mix of artists who have been popular in the their homeland for decades and newer stars. What's especially refreshing about this sprawling compilation to us, is that it doesn't focus so much on singers who have necessarily broken out in the global music marketplace. It's also not documenting a particular genre or style. It's simply a great 2CD set of music by a passion
ate roster of singers. It's often acoustic-based, some just voice, guitar and light percussion – plus some more fleshed out productions, too – with horns, keyboards and larger string arrangements. Great stuff all the way! 28 tracks on 2CDs: "Fouta" by Les Freres Guisse, "Mbeugel" by Daby Balde, "Begg Dem" by Yoro Ndiaye, "Jammi Reew" by Shula Ndiaye, "Thierno Samassa" by Alioune Guisse, "Diembering" by Metzo Djatah, "Xarit" by Yoro Ndiaye, "Salamane Mone" by Alioune Guisse, "Dana Megne" by Njaaya, "Samba Mbalax" by Adiouz, "Nobel" by Idrissa Diop, "Niou Dem Thies" by Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane and more.