Search - Malouma :: Desert of Eden

Desert of Eden
Desert of Eden
Genres: World Music, Pop
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1


Larger Image

CD Details

All Artists: Malouma
Title: Desert of Eden
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 2/17/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Africa, Middle East
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016351648822

CD Reviews

A haunting and sensual compilation.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The history of Mauritanian music and poetry is intriguing and complicated. The two are intertwined. From the start with Ya Habibi, Malouma weaves her musical spell. Her voice is also an instrument, and the accompaniment of her sister singing background echos the deep resonance of her singing. Every time I listen to this CD I hear something new. I love the mix of Arab, African and in Fa Fa Fa (an adaptation of an Otis Redding song) Western influence, although the music and lyrics tend more to a Moor flavor. You don't have to know what the words are about to get into the groove of this music. It will take you there. In Mauritania, Malouma is their , and it becomes obvious why."