Malouma Discography of CDs
||Nour CD (2007) |
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 and response and heavy percussion. There's a strong streak of desert blues on the album, perhaps most evident on "Kentawaiyate." Malouma's developed into a wonderfully expressive singer who can brings nuances of emotion to her material, as she proved on "Chtib." A number of West African acts have mined similar territory, but this once achieves a strong balance quite effortlessly, taking advantage of the tension between cultures to produce some real art. ~ Chris Nickson
Recording information: ...
||Desert Of Eden CD |
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: Malouma Mint Maideh.
||Dunya CD (2004) |
Malouma discography 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 ...
||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 societal observations, Mounira ...
||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, Gamly, Maghrour, Lebleida, Habibi Habeyytov, Eden, Mahma el Houb, Yemma, Rasm, Rafi, Outhkouri Remember. See All Songs
Malouma music CDs Key Personnel
|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||Stephane Kerecki, Tony Malaby, Stephane Kerecki Trio, Tetraband, Angelo Debarre, Bojan Zulfikarpasic|
|Laurent Robin||Arielle Dombasle, Nicolas Repac, Tassel & Naturel, Laurent De Wilde|
|Smadj||Duoud, Psyco On Da Bus, Solomon & Socalled, Trust the DJ|
More Music Artists
Dee Robert, Sweet Noise, Tiffiny Bond, Bragh Adair