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Salif Keita, Papa

Audio CD

Disk ID: 414403

Disk length: 51m 32s (9 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1999

Label: Unknown

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“Papa” Tracks & Durations

1. Bolon 5:53
2. Mama 5:34
3. Ananamin (It's Been So Long) 6:07
4. Sada 5:21
5. Tolon Wilile (The Party Is On) 5:46
6. Tomorrow (Sadio) 5:13
7. Abede 6:35
8. Papa 4:58
9. Together (Gnokon Fe) 5:59

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Mali's Salif Keita might possess one of Africa's great voices, but in the past there have been times when his material hasn't done him real justice. That's not the case here--Papa is as close to brilliance as he's likely to get, with enough of a real roots feel to bring out his emotive qualities. For once, the Western studio overlays (done in New York and Paris) don't overwhelm everything else. In fact, the only time they really intrude is when coproducer Vernon Reid (ex-Living Colour) takes a wild guitar solo at the end of the record, and that's an ideal fit. The title track is Keita at his very best, as his voice cracks and soars. This time he's hit it perfectly. --Chris Nickson New 1999 Release from Legendary African Vocalist, his First in Four Years. Guests Include John Medeski, Grace Jones and Vernon Reid.

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Salif Keita - Papa

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 51m 29s (-1m 57s)