Djam Leelii is the first widely distributed album of Senegalese musician Baaba Maal and guitarist Mansour Seck. Several of the tracks have been released on Baaba Maal's later releases. It was originally recorded in 1984 and released in 1989 by Mango Records. A 1998 edition from Palm Records raised the number of tracks to twelve.[1] The album was featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Djam Leelii
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Studio album by
Released1989
GenreWorld music
LabelMango
Baaba Maal chronology
Djam Leelii
(1989)
Wango
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic link

ReceptionEdit

Reviewer J. Poet of AllMusic commented that "Two guitars, accented by a bit of African percussion and some tasty electric fills by Aziz Dieng, produce pure magic".[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks by Baaba Maal

  1. "Lam Tooro" – 6:40
  2. "Loodo" – 6:11
  3. "Muudo Hormo" – 6:13
  4. "Salminanam" – 4:29
  5. "Maacina Tooro" – 5:49
  6. "Djam Leelii" – 6:02
  7. "Bibbe Leydy" – 6:27
  8. "Sehilam" – 6:24
  9. "Kettodee" – 4:54
  10. "Ko Wone Mayo" – 9:29 †
  11. "Daande Lenol" – 4:34 †
  12. "Taara" – 5:23 †

† The last 3 tracks were absent from the original release.

PersonnelEdit

  • Baaba Maal, Mansour Seck - vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Aziz Dieng - electric guitar
  • Mamad Kouyate - kora (harp-lute)
  • Jombo Kouyate - balafon (idiophone)
  • Papa Dieye - percussion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck - Djam Leelii". Discogs. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  2. ^ J. Poet (2012). "Djam Leelii - Baaba Maal : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 August 2012.

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