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Djam Leelii
Baaba Maal, Mansour Seck
Djam Leelii
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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This album has been issued, lost, remixed, and released again and again in its short life, always to continued acclaim. It is the soul of West Africa--a model of brilliant guitar music and as sublime an example of new Sene...  more »

      
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All Artists: Baaba Maal, Mansour Seck
Title: Djam Leelii
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mango
Release Date: 7/19/1989
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016253984028, 016253984011, 016253984042, 5036943000031

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This album has been issued, lost, remixed, and released again and again in its short life, always to continued acclaim. It is the soul of West Africa--a model of brilliant guitar music and as sublime an example of new Senegalese art as ever was made. Mansour Seck and Baaba Maal have been partners in music for a decade or more--always experimenting, always surprising, whether it's bold pop or subtle acoustics. This recording is one of the latter. Primarily two guitars and two voices, Djam Leeli insinuates rather than insists. There is a slight backing of electric guitars, a hint of balafon, and a variety of small percussion--just enough to prod the music along, never rushing it. Even the excess of reverb seems to be in service of the surreal atmosphere that is created here. For those who love West African acoustic music, and for those who love excellent musicianship in any form, this recording is one of the desert island classics. --Louis Gibson

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Dreaming of Africa
Rachel Horwitz | albuquerque, nm United States | 01/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have never been to the home countries of these two artists but over the years I have listened to this album many times and always felt as nostalgic about Africa as these two men obviously do. This
is a haunting, dreamy album that flows from song to song. It evokes a time and a place so different from the living room that I usually hear it in. This is an album for anyone who wants a taste of a different world without the rigors of travel. A true dream song. Listen to it for yourself. Fabulous."