Boima played this song for us on Mudd Up! when he was in New York several months ago. In addition to the tremendous, infectious voice and guitar groove, what grabbed me were the drums/the rhythm –the sabar has never sounded more tactile. I said to Boima I needed to hear more mbalax, and he gave me about a gigabyte of music I magically misplaced the same night, and never recovered. Anyway, Titi is one of, if not the most popular artist in Senegal today. She has a massive presence in Dakar, getting “about as much radio play these days as Youssou N’Dour’s latest Live at Bercy” as noted by Matt Yanchyshyn of the now “on pause” and sorely missed blog Benn loxo du taccu.
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