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FATOUMATA DIAWARA - FENFO: SOMETHING TO SAY

- NEW RELEASE

TITLE:
Fenfo: Something To Say
LABEL:
CATNO:
3382356
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FORMAT:
Vinyl record
DESCRIPTION:
2018 Vocal African Pop Afrobeat Repressed (“Something to Say” in Bambara) finds Diawara engaged on an outreach programme, making contemporary roots music about themes that range from the specifically African – Kanou Dan Yen lambasts the tradition that stops different ethnic groups intermarrying – to the universal. Don Do, the album closer, finds Diawara aching about unrequited love to a sparse accompaniment: her electric guitar and Vincent Ségal’s cello. Fenfo’s most seductive marriages of ancient and modern have already come out: Nterini, the lead track, and the mesmeric Kokoro.

Nonetheless, the depths of the tracklisting are a surprise. Ridiculously easy on the ear, Bonya (Respect) spikes 60s US R&B with kora runs courtesy of both Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté, while Dibi Bo comes to Anglophone ears as finger-clicking doo-wop that also invites you to sing along; exercise caution, however, on Negue Negue.

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TRACK LISTING:

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CUE
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a1
Nterini
a2
Kokoro
a3
Ou Y' An Ye
a4
Kanou Dan Yen
a5
Fenfo
b1
Negue Negue
b2
Mama
b3
Takamba
b4
Bonya
b5
Dibi Bo
b6
Don Don



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