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Dieuf Dieul De ThiesAw Sa Yone Vol 2 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99
Incredible sounds from an obscure Senegalese group – one who burned brightly at the start of the 80s, but never issued any records at the time! Fortunately, this collection (and its previous partner) corrects that fact – and mixes together rare studio sides and one very fierce nightclub show by the group – who work with a style that's completely their own, and which is great to finally hear after all these years! There's a strong sense of layering in the rhythms – almost waves of sound that overlap and move together quickly – sometimes with the Cuban currents that you'll hear in West African music of the 70s, but at other times a lot more unbridled – with the guitar almost acting at equal level with the bass and drums, but also soaring forth alongside the shifting vocals on the set. Papa Seck leads the group, and the package includes some great reminiscences from group members – who've reformed after 32 years, thanks to the attention given to Volume 1! All tracks are nice and long – most around the 10 minute mark – and titles include "Ariyo", "Am Sa Waye", "Raki", "Nianky", "Jirim", "Rumba Para Parejas", and "Sidy Nidiaye". CD

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