En Yay Sah - Janka Nabay
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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
    This music has deep roots, but Nabay's version of bubu is more contemporary and club oriented than folksy.
  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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