Acoustic Image
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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the Mali artist features acoustic versions of songs from her 2017 album, Mogoya.
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  1. Aug 5, 2020
    90
    Acoustic is a dream, a blissful installment in a career that continues to flourish.
  2. Aug 5, 2020
    80
    Sangaré sings with as much if not more freedom and passion as she did on her debut some 30 years ago. She more than upholds the Malian traditions of rebels, undaunted in fighting for causes they believe in. And, in doing so, her voice and the entire musical presentation sounds joyous, spirited, and beautiful.
  3. Mojo
    Aug 5, 2020
    80
    Sangare's voice is pushed to the fore. ... It's deeper and throatier now, and wise enough not to overpower the strings--but you can still hear the youthful street singer having fun on Kamelemba and Mogoya. [Aug 2020, p.84]
  4. Aug 5, 2020
    80
    Fans had to wait eight years for Mogoya, while Sangaré expanded her business empire; but this unplugged sequel is better still.
  5. Uncut
    Aug 13, 2020
    80
    It's by some ways the finest of the three iterations. [Oct 2020, p.36]
  6. The Wire
    Nov 6, 2020
    80
    Propulsive and beautifully weighted, this is music of absolute clarity. Sangare’s voice gleams adamantine. [Oct 2020, p.67]
  7. Nov 5, 2020
    80
    The pared down arrangements showcase a set of mostly previously released material in a way previously unheard. The at times slightly slower pace reveals more depth and warmth to the arrangements and, if anything, offer more than in this form than they were originally presented.