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  • Summary: The Sierra Leone artist Janka Nabay is backed by Boshra AlSaadi, Doug Shaw, the Skeletons' Jon Leland, Michael Gallope, and Jason McMahon as the Bubu Gang on his debut full-length release.
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  1. These grooves vary structurally‑-hooked​ by a bass drone, an insistent drum pattern, some fetching keyb. And they always move.
  2. Aug 22, 2012
    85
    If you like to move, En Yay Sah is a must-listen.
  3. Aug 22, 2012
    80
    En Yay Sah is easily the most auspicious--and original--debut album of 2012.
  4. Aug 22, 2012
    80
    From jaunty opener "Feba" to dense finale "Rotin," the eight songs have distinct identities but share groovy, spacey production and a mystical-futuristic feel.
  5. Aug 22, 2012
    73
    Bubu music is ancient; En Yay Sah offers a powerfully modern, cosmopolitan introduction to its complex and vibrant rhythms.
  6. Aug 23, 2012
    70
    The music that survived war, immigration and poverty flourishes even among the hipsters, a happy ending for a tale of struggle.
  7. Aug 22, 2012
    60
    The results are tirelessly paced, extremely danceable, and entirely modern-sounding. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.124]

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