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Ne La Thiass
Cheikh Lo
Ne La Thiass
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music
 
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If Youssou N'Dour represents the sophisticated urban edge of Senegal, electric and energetic, then Cheikh Lô is the more organic, spiritual side. Né La Thiass (which was produced by N'Dour) is a remarkable album, dreamy wi...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Cheikh Lo
Title: Ne La Thiass
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sensible
Release Date: 11/11/2002
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music
Styles: World Dance, Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075597947120, 075597947168, 8018344070070

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If Youssou N'Dour represents the sophisticated urban edge of Senegal, electric and energetic, then Cheikh Lô is the more organic, spiritual side. Né La Thiass (which was produced by N'Dour) is a remarkable album, dreamy without ever floating away, its debts to Latin rhythms and Senegalese mbalax evident but subtle. Mostly this is the record of Lô, the writer and singer, the warmth of his voice shining through on every track--most particularly the title cut and the gorgeous "Guiss Guiss." It's music of the heart and an emotional reflection of Lô's commitment to his Massamba and Islam. The drums are the grounding rhythm while the melodies and voice soar. This album is strong enough evidence to confidently say that a new African star is born. --Chris Nickson

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Wonderful music
Barbara J. Chaplin | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada | 08/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At the moment this is my favorite cd. The first few times I listened to it, I thought it was ok, but maybe a little bland. However, all I can say now is that it grows on you! I love it so much now that I have found myself wondering why anyone even bothers listening to anything else.
The music is almost mystical, almost trance-inducing. Certainly don't buy this cd if you want rock or dance music, but its intricate rhythms, beautiful singing, and superb guitar and drum playing make it well worth buying for anyone else. The songs have layers: each time you listen to one, you hear new things. The lyrics also have multiple possible meanings. Is the song Set, for example, about cleanliness, as the liner notes claim,... or about man's relationship to god? It's about all three, and probably others, as well.
When I first listened to this cd, I was struck, as was another reviewer, by its Cuban sound. However, since Western popular music, from blues all the way through jazz, gospel, rock, and hip hop, ultimately comes from west Africa, I think it is more appropriate to say that Cuban music sounds like it.
Anyway, its a wonderful cd."
Peace on the Heartbeat
Larry L. Looney | 10/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How lucky are we that Youssou Ndour gave a great artist like Cheikh Lo the space to record this rare jewel in his Studio in Dakar. Cheikh Lo is singing with such inspiration and the gifted musicians ,weaving a beautiful carpet in the beat of the heart ,add something so natural and deeply moving to his spiritual voice ! This music lifts you up and cools you down at the same time and even if you are not a Baye Fall,you can feel a love for this faith through the way Mr. Lo sings about it.Please Cheikh Lo....dont let us wait too long for your next CD !!! @:-)"
Excellent Album
Larry L. Looney | 04/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album truly deserves the 5 stars. Give this as a gift to the seemingly increasing number of people nowadays who have been scared into distrusting all Muslims--let them read this man's lyrics. The lyrics are of love and redemptions, the music is organic, spiritual and uplifting. No joke, this is one of the best albums I have purchased all year. The Nonesuch label never disapoints."