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  • Summary: The second full-length solo release for the Mali artist features contributions from Matthieu Chedid, Sidiki Diabate and Vincent Ségal.
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  1. May 30, 2018
    90
    As appealing as the easy route may be, though, she blazes a whole new path on Fenfo, and it pays off. Diawara's know-how, musicality, and sense of self all come together, and Fenfo proves her to be one of the most dynamic voices in Afropop today.
  2. May 30, 2018
    80
    Her voice is more soulful and expressive than on her debut, and the songs range from cool, melodic Afro-pop to the gently bluesy Mama, the stomping funk of Negue Negue, and the charming acoustic guitar and cello duet that ends the set. It may be aimed at the international crossover market, but even at its most commercial this is an album that succeeds.
  3. Uncut
    May 30, 2018
    80
    Diawara's voice is a supple and enchanting instruments, and her accomplices (in particular kora player Sidiki Diabate) sublime. [Jul 2018, p.27]
  4. Mojo
    May 30, 2018
    80
    Nothing is off limits, the entire artistic palette is there to be used. And Diawara exploits that uniqueness with aplomb. [Jun 2018, p.92]
  5. 80
    Fenfo’s most seductive marriages of ancient and modern have already come out: Nterini, the lead track, and the mesmeric Kokoro. Nonetheless, the depths of the tracklisting are a surprise.
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