NEWS:Joe Bel: Second album of the exceptional French artist!
Subjects Info
RD: 2023-03-31
Label: Barkhane
Fileunder: World / Soul / Global Pop / Jazz
The impressive vocal artist from West Africa, Julia Sarr presents her third album, which she recorded together with the French pianist and producer Fred Soul. On "Njaboot" she combines enchanting West African melodies with harmonious piano jazz sounds and her unique voice.

Born in Dakar and now living in Paris, mezzo-soprano Julia Sarr made a name for herself as a sought-after background singer and has already worked with celebrities such as Youssou NDour, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangaré, Jean-Jacques and Julio Iglesias. In addition, Julia Sarr spent several years on stage with the prestigious singer, songwriter and guitarist from Congo Lokua Kanza and also collaborated with French composer and arranger Jean-Claude Petit on his score for Raoul Peck´s historical film "Lumumba" (2010). The artist released her first album "Set Luna" in collaboration with French flamenco guitarist Patrice Larose in 2005, followed nine years later by her second album "Daraludul Yow" in collaboration with pianists Bojan Z, Samuli Mikkonen, Fred Soul, Jean-Philippe Rykiel as well as Moriba Koita on ngoni. Julia Sarr combines West African sounds with European piano jazz in her music, creating a harmony of cultures. After seven years she presents her new album "Njaboot" with a total of eleven songs. The lyrics in the main language of Senegal Wolof deal with the situation of women, childhood as well as love. Traditional percussion sounds meet soft and calm piano sounds. Sarr creates an intimate atmosphere with her fascinating, warm and soulful voice and convinces with soulful compositions. An album full of varied soundscapes that move between jazz, soul, world music and unite dreamlike sounds of instruments and voice.
Track list
1Julia SarrInterlude Prayers
2Julia SarrYene
3Julia SarrNobel Bi
4Julia SarrNelaw
5Julia SarrNjaboot
6Julia SarrPrayers
7Julia SarrHabib
8Julia SarrLaamin
9Julia SarrJaya
10Julia SarrDoynawar
11Julia SarrWollu Yalla

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