"From the edge of the dry-hot Sahel of Niger comes fury in the name of Mamar Kassey. Led by singer-songwriter Yacouba Moumouni, the five-year old band has debuted with the attention-grabbing Denke-Denke (Daqui- France). The album has a driving modern/traditional rhythm similar to the popular Wassoulou sound of Mali, but distinct because of the unusual assortment of instruments including the one-stringed kountigou, two-stringed komsa, three-stringed molo, calabash and other local sounds.
Summoning the frenetic energy of the late Alou Fane of Mali's Djatta Band, Denke-Denke unleashes a relentless dance music that stays hot from the opening notes to the very last moment. Moumouni's voice, shaking and rattling like a dry-gourd, is sweetened by the melodic female chorus that pours like warm honey. Acoustic and electric sounds collide and melt into an authentic mix guaranteed to fill the dance floor any day, any where." - Opiyo Oloya, RootsWorld
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