Thursday, September 9, 2010

CD Review: Ghana's Mohammed Alidu and the Bizung Family

Mohammed Alidu and the Bizung Family
Land of Fire

Mohammed Alidu's instrument of choice from birth was the talking drum. A native of Ghana, Mohammed performed with the Ghana Dance Ensemble in the 1990's and continued pursuing music over the last few years. The most recent musical product is Land of Fire. This is a rhythmic collection of Afro-pop/Afro-beat-type songs. Mohammed is joined by a large repertoire of singers and instrumentalists. The memorable songs of 'Land of Fire' and 'Baby You Know' solidifies Mohammed's musical intellect. There are horns, steel guitar, balafon, tabla, drums, bass, and talking drums. Land of Fire is a very enjoyable album with lush instrumentation and beautiful vocal harmonies. Expand your horizons and jump on board with Mohammed Alidu and the Bizung Family today! ~ Matthew Forss

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