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Djam Leelii
Baaba Maal, Mansour Seck
Djam Leelii
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
 
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Recorded in 1982 and originally released in 1984, Djam Leelii reappears in 1998 with all its graceful glory intact--and a little added on. Adorned with three previously unheard remastered tracks from the original sessions,...  more »

      
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All Artists: Baaba Maal, Mansour Seck
Title: Djam Leelii
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Palm Pictures (Audio
Original Release Date: 1/1/1985
Re-Release Date: 11/3/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: World Dance, Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 660200000127

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Amazon.com's Best of 1998
Recorded in 1982 and originally released in 1984, Djam Leelii reappears in 1998 with all its graceful glory intact--and a little added on. Adorned with three previously unheard remastered tracks from the original sessions, this atmospheric masterpiece is carried along by the complementary voices and guitars of Baaba Maal and Mansour Seck, two of West Africa's leading lights. A sense of mystery permeates this classic of acoustic world music. --Steven Stolder

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Beyond beautiful, defies words..almost
Evelyn Nathan | Kingston, NH USA | 10/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"almost, but...had to add a few words because of my love for this incredible work of art. If you have even a bit of a nomad soul this will reach out and grab yours and take it on a trip. I've listened to it until I can sing along, don't know how any mere human could have created it."
This is Baaba's and Mansours' best album 6 STARS
B. Johnson | California | 10/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is sublime. I have listened to it for 4 years now. It is surreal. I didn't find the beauty in this the first time I listened to it. The mesmerizing melodies found their way to my liking after repeated exposure, but then all I wanted was more. Nice sunny driving music.Baba Maal teams up with Masour Seck in this extremely high quality live recording. The master tapes, having been lost for seven years, have been recently found and remastered to give this great album.
Highly recommended, but be patient. It is not pop. It one of those albums that will find its way to your heart by investing time. But we all know, those are the albums we keep a lifetime."
One of the all-time great albums!
Howard Roark | Salt Lake City, UT, USA | 01/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Baaba Maal's voice is a unique treasure ... I have never heard anything like it... there is a metallic sheen about it that is so haunting, you can never forget it.

This is Baaba Maal's BEST album, by far, and I have heard almost every album by him. It is hard to remember an album in which I have liked every song. Maal sticks to his Fulani roots in this album, something he doesn't do in his other (and later) albums, and the result is nothing short of spectacular. Most people know Maal from his collaboration with the Screaming Orphans (Sinead O'Connor's backup band), with the result being the famous song, "Souka Naayo" ("I will follow you") and, while that song is very pretty, these songs touch something deep within you. My favorite song is "Salminaanam," but there are about five or six songs that are exceptional..."Muudo Hormo" and "Lam Tooro" come to mind immmediately."