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The Music CD Shelf

Build Music
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang
JankaNabay.com
Luaka Bop, Inc.
LuakaBop.com
$13.99 CD / $9.49 MP3 amazon.com

Superbly performed by Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, Build Music draws upon the rich heritage of Bubu Music, a traditional form of folk music practiced by the Temne people of Sierra Leone. Some tracks re-imagine songs that Nabay originally recorded in the 1990's, while others have original vocals sung over "riddims" created by collaborators in Sierra Leone. Janka's unique, adventurous stylings make for a creative blend of ancient and modern, in this choice pick for world music collections. The tracks are "Kadlatu" (0:31), "Build Music" (3:32), "Santa Monica" (4:55), "Popeneh" (2:50), "Bubu Dub" (4:00), "Angbolleh" (4:25), "Game Ova" (4:46), "Sabanoh (Interlude)" (0:32), "Sabanoh 2017" (3:29), "Stop Jealous" (3:54), "Tek Lak la ghen ba Kun" (2:09), and "Combination" (3:15).