Mose Fan Fan
Bayekeleye (LAA Records)
This is old school Congolese music, and that's the way I like it. Fan Fan returns with more of the same - rhythmic, throbbing and sweetly sung rumba-rooted African soul music of the highest order. Great horns, great guitars, fat bass and real human drums and percussion, with a smattering of extra sounds like accordion here and there.
Keep your high-powered electro-soukous... just give me the groove. Highly recommended.
Mali ya Mungu
Nawa for you
|"...he eschews the hard-edged 'speed soukous' sound that characterises much modern Congolese music and returns to the gentler, old-fashioned style of those earlier times, now fondly remembered as 'la belle époque.' Melodic, spiralling electric guitars drift in urbane but mellow fashion over rippling Afro-Latin rhythms with softly caressing vocals in a concoction that is highly danceable but requires a sensuous shuffle rather than a sweat- drenched workout." Nigel Williamson, The Times (London)|
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