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Folon
Salif Keita
Folon
Genre: World Music
 
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The Mali superstar has kept a low profile since Amen (1991), his Joe Zawinul-produced bid for crossover stardom, and a new generation of Afro pop marvels led by Baaba Maal have stepped into the vacuum. Returning to Paris a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Salif Keita
Title: Folon
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal Uk/Zoom
Release Date: 12/18/2007
Album Type: Import
Genre: World Music
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016253102224, 0731452414922, 016253102248, 731452414922

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The Mali superstar has kept a low profile since Amen (1991), his Joe Zawinul-produced bid for crossover stardom, and a new generation of Afro pop marvels led by Baaba Maal have stepped into the vacuum. Returning to Paris and working with producer/keyboardist Wally Badarou (ex-Level 42), Keita is in exquisite voice although he too often takes a back seat to the extended, horn-driven funk jams typified by Sumun and Mandjou. --Jeff Bateman

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Get into African Music!!!
J. Martin | Durango, Colorado United States | 04/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Salif Keita is a god in his own country, we puny Americans really have no musicians to compare with his status, (maybe John Lennon in his heyday). Folon is a great reminder of why hes such a god. On Folon, polyrythyms swim, soar and both permeate and provide a subtle background, guitars call, then respond locking in with eachother with incredible groove savvy smoothness and Keita, now nearing his golden years sounds passionate, intense and downright amazing. Who cares if you don't speak French,the sounds will still move you. And while some may consider the weird american guitar effects and synthesizers selling out, it still sounds strangely beautiful, this is a must have for any music fan who wants their mind blown."
Salif Keita at his best
andrew.barfoot@tesco.net | Bristol, UK | 09/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wonderfully produced album brings a blend of traditional West African and Western music that is not too "westernised". The Horn and Saxophone arrangements are brilliant and it keeps the infectious rhythms and precussive instrumentation without any loss of its West African roots. The guitar work is brilliant (KOUYATE) A brilliantly revamped version of MANDJOU. AFRICA is so infectious in its beat. FOLON really full of emotion - The icing on the cake."
Salif's Classic
S.L. | New York | 01/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Soro" might have been the trendsetter, but this release is Salif's classic! I don't know what kind of juju was happening in the studio during the making of the this one, but all the elements are right on. A near perfect recording--and an absolute MUST HAVE for fans of Salif and Afro-pop in general."