Malouma Discography of CDs
||Dunya CD (2004) |
Malouma music CDs It's easy to understand why Malouma is revered in her native Mauritania. From the griot tradition, she's a stunning singer, whether on traditional or modern songs -- and, indeed, she mixes both idioms. She's also a political activist, vocal in AIDS campaigns and literacy programs. On this recording, she uses a relatively sizeable pool of musicians, sometimes a full band, and on "Intro El Houb" just her brother on tidinit, an instrument with a sound a little like a kora. On a couple of instances she dives headlong into those ol' desert blues, as on "Mreïmida," with its jerky rhythm, where a roaring guitar pushes the track, and her ululating voice surges over the chorus; it's actually one of the best examples of the style, bringing Africa and the Mississippi Delta next to each other. If that were all, it would be ample, but Malouma goes through many styles -- on "El Moumna" she takes two old Mauritanian songs and fuses them seamlessly together. And "Tuyur El Wad" could almost be ...
||Nour CD (2007) |
Malouma discography Malouma (whose full name is Malouma Mint Moktat Ould Meidah) is a Mauritanian griotte who keeps pushing at the boundaries between ancient and modern -- and this release is no exception to that. In fact, it's probably the most satisfying fusion she's come up with to date. The linchpin to that isn't so much Malouma herself, excellent as she is, but French guitarist Pierre Fruchard, whose contributions are seminal to the sound here, whether it's the feedback that propels the last part of "Nebine" or the sustained notes on "Lemra." But he operates within the more traditional song framework of call ...
||Desert Of Eden CD |
Malouma songs Malouma's debut album reflects her traditional Arabic and African influences as well as contemporary Western inspirations: the best example is a cover of Otis Redding's "Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)," where Malouma brings past and present together in an enjoyable fusion. ~ John Bush
Music Of The Arabic World Meet Roots Of Subsaharan Africa
Recorded at Studio 2000 YOFF, Dakar, Senegal. Includes liner notes by Malouma Mint Maideh.
Personnel: Malouma Mint Maideh (vocals, background vocals); Oumar Sow (guitar); Arafat Maideh (keyboards, drum programming); Pathé Jassy (upright bass).
Liner Note Author: Malouma Mint Maideh.
Recording information: Studio 2000 YOFF, Dakar, Senegal; XIPPI Studio.
Translator: Steve Albert.
Unknown Contributor Role: ...
||African Voices Anthology CD (2012) |
Malouma CD discography Lusafrica's modern African music compilation series continues with the singer-centric African Voices Anthology, following its debut volume African Guitars Anthology. The collection digs into the label's catalog to take a lyrical tour of the continent, touching on beloved contemporary vocalists from Algeria (evocatively rhythmic gnawa singer and poetess Hasna el Becharia) and Gabon (protest singer turned musical giant Pierre Akendengué) to South Africa (sunny township harmonizers Mahotella Queens) and Cape Verde (gorgeously melancholy morna mama Cesária Évora) and destinations in between. African Voices Anthology also acknowledges the next generation with some selections featuring rising star singers, like Chad's elegant voice of ...
||Soundtrip (2008) |
Malouma albums Track Listing of songs: Intro; Ya Rayah; Csámborgó; Romanela; Kaprollja; Iag Bari; Arizona; Ajde, Ajde Fato; Bucovina; Makedo; Moi Dilbere Kud Se Seces; Ne Engedj El Sohasem; Sto Te Nema; Last Balkan Tango;
Popular or famous Malouma music songs: Nebine, Khayala, Moumna, El, Vahiz, El The Victorious One, Yarab, Ayyam Zaman, Tuyur el Wad, Lemra. More music songs Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Sad Song, Jrad Locusts, Gamly, Maghrour Your Friend Is Mistaken, Lebleida, Habibi Habeyytov I Love to Love My Love. More music songs Eden, Mahma el Houb, Yemma, Rasm Engraving, Rafi, Outhkouri Remember. See All Songs
|Member Name||Worked With|
|Arafat Ould Meidah|
|Athie Mohamed Ekhtou|
|Philippe Teissier Du Cros|
|Zghalina Mint Cheikhna|
|Loy Ehrlich||Lama Gyurme, So Kalmery, Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Amina, Hadouk Trio, Toure Kunda, Didier Malherbe, Seigen Ono, Ziskakan|
|Bojan Z||Bojan Z & Tetraband, Angelo Debarre, Stephane Kerecki, Tony Malaby, Stephane Kerecki Trio, Bojan Zulfikarpasic|
|Laurent Robin||Arielle Dombasle, Nicolas Repac, Tassel & Naturel, Gianmaria Testa, Laurent De Wilde|
|Smadj||Duoud, Psyco On Da Bus, Solomon & Socalled, Trust the DJ|
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