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Khaley Etoile
Etoile De Dakar
Khaley Etoile
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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The final release in Stern's Etoile de Dakar series hits the band at the disintegrating end of its career, in some 1980s tracks that absolutely burn. There's a creative tension between the various stars in this band, all o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Etoile De Dakar
Title: Khaley Etoile
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Stern's Africa
Release Date: 11/10/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740042301429

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The final release in Stern's Etoile de Dakar series hits the band at the disintegrating end of its career, in some 1980s tracks that absolutely burn. There's a creative tension between the various stars in this band, all on their way to new careers, and facing Youssou N'Dour's looming international stardom. The strong Latin and rumba influences give way to a more Senegalese sound, with mbalax becoming a more common term for the music. The guitars exude a post-'60s fuzz-box sound, the horns are terse, the rhythms more local. The singers are all in their prime here, with N'Dour's trademark wail developing to full tilt and El Hadji Faye at his soulful best. The Latin groove still thrives, though, and N'Dour's "Alboury" closes the record out in steamy style. --Louis Gibson