Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Les Genies Vous Parlent
Genres: World Music, Pop
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Djioua, Meiway is back with the rhythm. Dance West Africa
jeannoel | 08/07/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album, "Les genies vous parlent", isa milestone. Meiway is one of the most famous singer of the Ivory Coast. From one album to another, he is getting closer to the best we can expect from him. Mixing traditional melodies and songs with modern instruments, he is leading the path for a major breakthrough, establishing a new era of the West African musicland. In Africa, Europe and some Islands of the Caribbean, he is well knwon along with his elder Alpha Blondy,the Ivorian Raggeaman known all around the world, as the best of his country. In this album, the Professor "Awolowo" (other name for Meiway) gives you a lecture on the genius of African music, West African music or Black music should I say (Listen to the whole cd and you will realize that Meiway is definitively an International singer). If you do not have any Ivorian Cd, here is the one you should buy to update your knowledge of this musicland. Songs such as Astrid, Sida( Aids in fren! ch) are very good. But the "genie de Kpalezo" (other name for Meiway) tells you more about Africa in this album. With Nanan, song dedicated to the late President of the Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire in French), "le dernier des Federes" ( other name for Meiway) shows you through the wonderfull melodies how gratefull the people of Ivory Coast are to the late President Felix Houphouet Boigny and his familly. In this song, he thanks them for us all for the stability of the country and invites us to be loyal to his successor, the new President Aime-Henri Konan Bedie in order to preserve our so cherished peace. This is the mark of the best, the major artists always gives more than the others: a message to the world, a piece of wisdom to their fans through their songs. No question if his "followers" will listen to him. The title of the album is "Les genies vous parlent" meaning "The genies are talking to you." No doubt they are talki! ng to us through Meiway but sometimes we wonder: " Th! is guy is so good, isn't he one of them ???""