Size: 109,8 MB
Label: Electric Catfish Records
Styles: Mississippi Blues/West African Music
1. Ngol Jimol - 4:45
2. Ngoppe Kam Mi Yana - 5:36
3. Bafal - 5:22
4. Ayo Leele - 4:31
5. Dono - 3:51
6. Nduumandii / Hands Off That Girl - 6:27
7. Njulli / Fulani Journey feat. John Sinclair - 9:17
8. Bambangel - 6:10
9. Nawle - 1:45
Senegalese guitarist moves to Oxford town, joins Kimbrough-Burnside crew, shows Ali Farka TourA© who can play the blues ("Dono," "Ngol Jimol").
Mississippi blues and West African music continue to be fascinated by each other, and their latest reunion is a particularly potent one. Senegalese griot (and Mississippi transplant) Guelel Kumba sings in Fulani while bluesmen from R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough's bands shake Mississippi mud from their guitars. The guttural loneliness of the blues seems to find redemption in Kumba's joyous sound, and vice versa. Check out John Sinclair's cameo on "Njulli/Fulani Journey": he (perhaps unintentionally) impersonates an inebriated Tom Brokaw as he details the history of the Fulani people.