Karima Nayt - Quoi D'Autre? (2012)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 57:45 min | 150 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Folk, World | Label: Ajabu
Algerian-native, Karima Nayt, is a more traditionally-inclined Kabyle singer than her fellow countrywoman, Iness Mezel. The folkish, fl uid melodies are interrupted by nomadic guitars and upbeat percussion spanning North Africa s camel routes, France s guitar music, and the vocal melisma of Ofra Haza. Karima s mature voice fl oats effortlessly across the tracks with a bit of reservation to allow the instruments some room to expand on the vocal patterns. The sincerity in Karima s voice resembles the same clarity as Souad Massi with the sensuality of France s Carla Bruni. At any rate, Karima s songs are heartfelt, classic, and timeless. The thirteen tracks span Karima s eclectic and linguistic ethnic background. Some of the songs are reminiscent of Spanish, South American, or Portuguese-type music with a strong, classical- -almost fadoesque- presence. Nevertheless, the music is not a fusion project, but a wonderful journey through the Folk music traditions of Algeria s infamous Mediterranean coastline.