on March 16, 1999
Aicha' was the first song I heard from a station in Boston from this group, after that I was hooked!!! Thank you Amazon .com, It seems that you were the only ones who had it!! So easy just a click away! Every song on this CD I enjoy, especially the first one, "Am Saxxul", Don't ask me what it means but I love it!! Hey Who says learning another language isn't fun!!!!
on October 3, 2013
I actually had this album a few years ago but lost it. this is a fantastic group and
anyone hearing it would love it too. though they sing mostly in their language (Senegalese), it's the music, the rhythms that carry you away. besides, I listen to it so often that I can mimic their words!
on January 16, 2001
I couldn't agree less with Marecandja: I find "Aicha" and "La Vie en Rose" extremely fun to listen to, precisely BECAUSE I already know the originals. That's half the glory in a band like Africando--doing salsa and rhumba versions of familiar tunes, reinterpreting them and showing them in a completely new light. From their originals to their covers, I find Africando's stuff rock-solid, and I have a degree in musical geology.
on January 11, 2000
Well, Africando, the Senegalese Afro-Cuban group make real good salsa music! This album is good as the others. But I don't like the two songs called Aïcha, plus La Vie en Rose. The reason is simple : those are songs made by other singers, and I know their original versions, thus it's a little hard for me when I hear those Afro-Cuban versions!