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Praise
Kine Lam
Praise
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Kine Lam was clearly destined to be a big star in Senegal. She was born into a griot family and taken under the musical wing of Youssou N'Dour in the early '90s. She has a great voice, one that competes in tone and tempera...  more »

      
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All Artists: Kine Lam
Title: Praise
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 2/20/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016351646224

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Kine Lam was clearly destined to be a big star in Senegal. She was born into a griot family and taken under the musical wing of Youssou N'Dour in the early '90s. She has a great voice, one that competes in tone and temperament with N'Dour's: rich, a little gritty, always overreaching just a bit. In fact, Praise sounds like a Youssou N'Dour album, with the same high-tech production, a heavy emphasis on bass and tama drum for the bottom, synths and horns for the top, a penchant for European pop clichés. It is pure mbalax--driving, rhythmic, and totally involved. The arrangements by Habib Faye never cross the line, though, remaining true to the local sound. Low-key but tasty guitar is supplied by Doudou Konare, and even the drum machines can't keep the whole thing too much in line. If there's a complaint, it is that the production never lets up enough to really showcase the voice in a more complex and subtle setting. In productions like this, it's the voice, and this is a voice to reckon with. --Louis Gibson

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