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Album Review

Toxu, Wasis Diop's follow-up to his breakthrough record No Sant, is an equally impressive amalgam of African rhythms, reggae, funk, blues, pop, and soul.

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What a Find!

I heard a very catchy, toe-tapping tune coming over the speakers at a crowded restaurant. I couldn't hear it clearly enough above the background noise to make out any words, but the tune was unforgetable. And then I remembered that I could use my iPhone to identify the song, which lead me to Wasis Diop and this album. I had never heard of this group, but I am delighted to have discovered it. No two songs are alike and the music defies classification. The rhythms are complex and addictive. Overall, you will find this album intoxicating! You will want to play it over and over again!

Wasis is simply awesome!!

Unforgettable music.


Born: 1952 in Dakar, Senegal

Genre: World

Years Active: '80s, '90s

The traditional sounds of Senegal are combined with contemporary world music influences to create the smooth-edged global fusion of Paris-based guitarist Wasis Diop. His song, "African Dream," was a Top 40 hit in England, while, his soundtrack for his brother, Djibril Diop Mambety's film, Hyenes, was an international success. USA Today praised Diop for his "sensual rhythms, gorgeous harmonies, and mystical melodies", while Paris-based magazine Le Matin observed that Diop "strikes a balance between...
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