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Disc 1
01
Star Number One Faran Tamba
04 :38
02
Xalam Daïda
07 :27
03
Omar Pene & Le Super Diamono Maaduleen
04 :50
04
Orchestra Baobab Nijaay
03 :38
05
Star Band De Dakar Guethe
04 :49
06
Star Number One Senegal Jambar
06 :10
07
Guelawar Relen Te Contan
08 :31
08
Waato Siita Jambar
04 :22
09
Star Number One Suma Dom Ji
05 :27
10
Etoile De Dakar Tolou Badou Ndiaye
06 :58
11
Star Band De Dakar Gossando
04 :55
12
Orchestra Baobab Sey
05 :26
13
Etoile De Dakar Footane
06 :59
Disc 2
01
Orchestra Baobab Xarit
06 :19
02
Star Band De Dakar Senegambia
05 :38
03
Star Number One Mory
07 :51
04
N'Guewel Xadim
04 :57
05
Orchestra Baobab Kelen Ati Leen
03 :38
06
Ifang Bondi Xalel Dey Mag
04 :54
07 06 :28
08
Orchestra Baobab Juana
05 :07
09
Etoile De Dakar Hombre Misteriosoy
04 :33
10
Etoile 2000 Boubou Ngary
06 :46
11
Diarama De St Louis Xaste Waroul
08 :42
12
Star Number One Kery Goro
03 :58
13
Orchestra Baobab El Carretero
05 :24
ARTIST
TITLE
African Pearls: Sénégal 70: Musical Effervescence
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SYLLART 6142032 SYLLART 6142032
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/6/2010

2008 release. Syllart's mighty African Pearls collection strikes back with an essential volume dedicated to the funky sounds of '70s Sénégal. More than any other countries in West Africa, Sénégal was strongly influenced by Cuban music largely played by the ORTS (Radio Sénégal). Widely circulated, this Afro-Cuban repertoire stands at the bottom of modern Senegalese music. Links between Dakar and Habana seem natural as evidenced by recordings of orchestras such as Star Band de Dakar or Orchestra Baobab and many bands within this musical constellation. The impact of Star Band is pivotal as well as the monikers "stars" and "étoiles" in the history of modern Senegalese music with bands such as Youssou N'Dour's Super Etoile, Star Number One, etc. James Brown's 1975 Dakar visit set the country on fire, and opened a new era in music. As a result, "Kelen ati leen," a Wolof folk tale, shows the Orchestra Baobab's mighty funk vision driven by Cissoko's horn arrangements. Released on the wonderful Visage Du Sénégal, part of a series of 5 LPs released in 1975 thru Buur Records, it epitomizes a perfect Senegalese groove and stands as Dakar's ultimate funk statement. Includes a 24-page booklet in English and French. Produced by Ibrahima Sylla, liner notes by Florent Mazzoleni. Other artists include: Xalam, Super Diamono de Dakar, Guelawar, Watto Siita, N'Guewel, Ifang Bondi, Ouza, Etoile 2000, and Diarama de St Louis.