Item# RW215CD

Product Description

Artist: Pape & Cheikh

When an African pop group cites Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens as being among their influences, you know you're in for something unique - and that's exactly what listeners get with MARIAMA from duo Pape and Cheikh. Featuring songs with great melodic hooks, rhythms that borrow from both American and Senegalese cultures and festive folk instrumentation comprised of acoustic guitar, drums and keyboards, MARIAMA is the kind of album that gets under your skin and makes you want to have a good time. Whether about politics, village life or folklore, each song captures the passion of Pape and Cheikh's expressive, salt-of-the-earth vocals and impresses with their synthesis of two vastly different styles of folk music.