Senegalese vocalist Omar Pene was at the height of his powers when, with his group Super Diamono, he arrived at Real World in 1996 and gifted a live session that blew everybody's hair back. By then Pene had been with Diamono for over two decades, assuming a captaincy in the '80s that saw the band jousting for popularity at home with the mighty Youssou N'Dour. Pene's voice was different: deep, melodious and effortlessly soulful. Heard here, on such self-penned, socially conscious tunes as 'Giande', a toe-tapper about courage; oh-so-funky anti-war anthem 'Xamiene'; 'Soweto', a guitar-driven ode to the South African township; and even 'Diaraf', a paean to Pene's favourite Dakar football team, it's an instrument imbued with genuine emotion. Ultimately, Direct From Dakar is a party album: an aural snapshot of a dance band in the zone and a lead singer in his element, vibing on collective energy and letting the good times flow.

Omar Pene & Super Diamono - Direct De Dakar

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Vinyl 03 2021
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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
24/06/2022
Artist
Omar Pene & Super Diamono
format
Vinyl / 12" Album Coloured Vinyl
Label / Studio
Real World Records

Senegalese vocalist Omar Pene was at the height of his powers when, with his group Super Diamono, he arrived at Real World in 1996 and gifted a live session that blew everybody's hair back. By then Pene had been with Diamono for over two decades, assuming a captaincy in the '80s that saw the band jousting for popularity at home with the mighty Youssou N'Dour. Pene's voice was different: deep, melodious and effortlessly soulful. Heard here, on such self-penned, socially conscious tunes as 'Giande', a toe-tapper about courage; oh-so-funky anti-war anthem 'Xamiene'; 'Soweto', a guitar-driven ode to the South African township; and even 'Diaraf', a paean to Pene's favourite Dakar football team, it's an instrument imbued with genuine emotion. Ultimately, Direct From Dakar is a party album: an aural snapshot of a dance band in the zone and a lead singer in his element, vibing on collective energy and letting the good times flow.

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1) Aral Sa Doom (5.30)
2) Rer (5.19)
2) Mouride (5.43)
3) Rer (5.19)
3) Soweto (4.30)
4) Soweto (4.30)
4) Niane (3.54)
5) Niane (3.54)
5) Gainde (4.19)
6) Coumba Xaliss (4.47)
6) Yaye Boye (7.32)
7) Diaraf (6.19)
7) Gainde (4.19)
8) Xamlene (4.51)
9) Yaye Boye (7.32)
10) Banna (5.48)
11) Diaraf (6.19)
12) Douweye (5.33)

Album
Direct De Dakar
Publisher
PIAS
Main Format
Vinyl
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Direct De Dakar | Omar Pene & Super Diamono
Catalogue Number
LPRW233AFS

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