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Once Upon a Time in Senegal -- The Birth of Mbalax 1979 - 1981

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Once Upon a Time in Senegal - The Birth of Mbalax 1979-1981

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
World

We gave it an A-

Rock in Senegal was about channeling Cuban rumba until N’Dour cofounded Etoile de Dakar in 1979. The shift — from pungent horns and timbales to fuzzed-up guitars and punchy drums — ?created mbalax, the genre showcased by these two CDs, Once Upon a Time in Senegal — The Birth of Mbalax 1979-1981. N’Dour isn’t the only fine singer here, but his vocals persistently raise the energy. A?

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