Baaba Maal
Firin' In Fouta(1994)

Track listing

  1. Sidiki
  2. African Woman
  3. Swing Yela
  4. Mbaye
  5. Njilou
  6. Gorel
  7. Sama Duniya
  8. Salimoun (Funky Kora)
  9. Ba
  10. Tiedo

Chris Stapleton, Q - 05/11/1994
Senagalese modernist Baaba Maal follows his finely crafted Lam Toro album with a brasher set notable less for its delicate African ...

  • Firin' In Fouta
  • War
  • Exodus
  • Connected
  • Nightclubbing
  • Different Class
  • Solid Air
  • Liege and Lief
  • Police and Thieves
  • Mr Fantasy
  • Juju Music
  • Maxinquaye
  • The Joshua Tree
  • Five Leaves Left
  • Funky Kingston
  • The Harder They Come
  • Tom Tom Club
  • Teaser and the Firecat
  • Fire and Water
  • 22 Dreams
  • Paid In Full
  • Ultravox!
  • Journey To The Urge Within
  • Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury
  • Back To Black
  • I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
  • Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
  • Peggy Suicide
  • Hopes and Fears
  • Broken English
  • Costello Music
  • Cut
  • Tropical Gangsters
  • Swordfishtrombones
  • Riptide
  • Sandy
  • Arc Of A Diver
  • Night Nurse
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Catch A Fire
  • Handsworth Revolution
  • The B-52s
  • To Bring You My Love
  • 12 Stops and Home
  • 96 In The Shade
  • Forces Of Victory
  • Legend
  • Red
  • OK
  • Kimono My House
Firin' In Fouta War Exodus Connected Nightclubbing Different Class Solid Air Liege and Lief Police and Thieves Mr Fantasy Juju Music Maxinquaye The Joshua Tree Five Leaves Left Funky Kingston The Harder They Come Tom Tom Club Teaser and the Firecat Fire and Water 22 Dreams Paid In Full Ultravox! Journey To The Urge Within Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury Back To Black I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? Peggy Suicide Hopes and Fears Broken English Costello Music Cut Tropical Gangsters Swordfishtrombones Riptide Sandy Arc Of A Diver Night Nurse Marcus Garvey Catch A Fire Handsworth Revolution The B-52s To Bring You My Love 12 Stops and Home 96 In The Shade Forces Of Victory Legend Red OK Kimono My House
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2009 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Island Records, arguably the most prestigious record label in the history of British music. To mark this milestone the label is collaborating with Island founder Chris Blackwell to arrange the Island 50 festival.

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