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Pépé Kallé

  • Pépé Kallé [Gefraco, 1990] A-
  • Larger Than Life [Sterns Africa, 1992] Neither

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Pépé Kallé [Gefraco, 1990]
The soft touch of Empire Babuka's headman takes his speedy new wave soukous a crucial lift or two higher than Loketo's more masculine Soukous Trouble. But a Diblo Dibala record is what it is--in a style where every guitarist sounds the same and pretty damn good, the producer's articulated billows of rhythm always encourage your faith that this time it'll be even better. And especially on the buoyant, surging "L'Argent Ne Fait Pas le Bonheur," it is. A-

Larger Than Life [Sterns Africa, 1992] Neither