Djin Djin CD (2007)

Artist: Angelique Kidjo

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Label Razor And Tie Records/sbme
SKU 204382026
UPC 793018296724
UPC 14 00793018296724
Format CD
Release Date 5/1/2007
Author Angelique Kidjo
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Associated Artist/Work Naru, Akua
Technical Info
Engineer Mario J. McNulty
Producer Tony Visconti; Tony Visconti
CatalogID 82967
Lable Name Razor & Tie
Released 05/01/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 51m : 48s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00793018296724
Musical Guests
Alicia Keys
Carlos Santana
Josh Groban
Joss Stone
Peter Gabriel
Ziggy Marley
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Ang?lique Kidjo (vocals); Josh Groban, Joss Stone , Alicia Keys, Peter Gabriel, Ziggy Marley (vocals); Joao (Tombo) Mota, Keziah Jones, Dominic Kanza, Amadou Bagayoko, Carlos Santana (guitar); Larry Campbell (steel guitar); Ron Lawrence , Gabriel Schaff, Matt Goeke, Gregor Kitzis (strings); Aaron Johnson , Stuart Bogie, Jordan McLean, Colin Stetson (horns); Onree Gill (keyboards); Poogie Bell (drums); Crespin Kpitiki, Beno?t Avihoue (percussion); Tsholofetso Mokubung, Nompumelelo Skakane, Thandi Bhengu (background vocals); Lionel Loueke (guitar); Romero Lubambo (acoustic guitar); Branford Marsalis (saxophone).
Audio Mixers: Tony Visconti; Russell Elevado.
Recording information: Electric Lady Studios; Lion Head Studios; Looking Glass Studio; Orange Studios; Real World; Tapan Studio.
Arranger: Ang?lique Kidjo.
The Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo has been a fixture on the world music scene since the early 1990s, with the success of her first internationally released album, PARAKOU. Her inclusive style blends African, Caribbean, Brazilian, and Western rock musical influences in an irresistible potpourri, crowned with her powerful, distinctive voice, which can turn on a dime from sweet to savage.
Helmed by the veteran producer Tony Visconti, DJIN DJIN follows Kidjo's practice, established on previous albums, of featuring high-caliber guest vocalists, including in this case Peter Gabriel, Ziggy Marley, and Alicia Keys. The wide-ranging set encompasses the haunting, swaying "Salala," the delicate title track, and a typical Kidjo-style Africanized reworking of the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" (on past albums she has also reinterpreted classics such as Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile" and Serge Gainsbourg's "Ces Petits Riens"). It's a testament to her formidable musical personality and impeccable musical taste that, despite the presence of her high-powered guests, Kidjo puts her unique stamp on this impressive and eclectic collection.
Professional Reviews
Vibe (p.134) - "[S]he's never ranged more widely than on DJIN DJIN, her eighth studio release, where the grooves are downright pan-global."
Dirty Linen (p.47) - "More than half the album's tracks are dedicated solely to Kidjo's beautiful singing, backed by this ace band."
Disc 1
1 Ae Ae
2 Djin Djin
3 Gimme Shelter
4 Salala
5 Senamou
6 Pearls
7 Sedjedo
8 Papa
9 Arouna
10 Awan N'la
11 Emma
12 Mama Golo Papa
13 Lonlon
Product Attributes
Artist Kidjo,Angelique
Label Razor And Tie Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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