Top positive review
3 people found this helpful
on July 1, 2012
"Radio Salone" is the third album from Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. Recorded in New York, it comprises Highlife, Afrobeat, Reggae, and traditional African sounds, interspersed with very interesting interludes like the reverb-filled experimental intro "Chant It Down" which I wish was a full track.
Songs include the horn-driven bouncy Mother In Law sung in broken English with funny lyrics on a Mother In Law. "Reggae Sounds The Message" is a lovely lilting Reggae piece with typical preaching/teaching lyrics popular in traditional African music.
Other standouts are the melodic "Kali" (with rhythmic guitars), the groovy "Mam Muyu", the echoey percussion-filled trippy "Toman Teti M'Ba Akala", the lilting Reggae "Big Fat Dog", the Dubby "Work It Brighter", and the catchy Reggae "Remake The World Again".