08 June 2007

Vieux, Remixed (CD review)

Vieux Farka Toure Remixed: UFOs over Bamako (Modiba)

I tend to frown upon remixes of music that's already perfectly wonderful. And the electronic pulse that opens this album didn't do much to change my mind. But as remixes go, this isn't a bad bunch.

Chris Annibell's remix of "Wosoubour," for example, brings out a funky soul element of the original song and Captain Planet gives "Ana" a great Afrobeat treatment (much more appealing than GOONDA's transformation of "Ana" into a throbbing club piece). But don't take my word for it; give it a listen below. And if you're on the fence, consider that a portion of the proceeds of this album (and Vieux's original album) are donated to the organization Bee Sago to combat malaria in Niafunke, Mali.

Listen To Vieux Farka Touré Remixed: UFOs Over Bamako

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