Gen Gui Dek

Bamba J Fall – Gën Gui Dëk

I thought this would be a straightforward Senegalese rap tape, but it moves constantly between hooky pop, dancehall and hip-hop. Rap-reggae-dancehall music in Senegal is so firmly entrenched at this point that perhaps it’s all one in the same to the ears of the current generation of artists. OK, it can’t be that simple….but there’s something interesting to me about how flexible and genre-inclusive the current urban musics across Africa tend to be, from bongo flava to hiplife to kuduro. Diverse musical approaches, sources and influences intermingle, things are rarely as box-able as we think, etc, etc.


Face A
Gën Gui Dëk
Yabi Door
Free Naya


Face B
Caddu Baycat


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November 1, 2008 at 8:54 pm

awesome bro, beautiful
love u

November 2, 2008 at 9:45 pm

The link for track 2 on side A is broken.

November 4, 2008 at 5:55 am


January 14, 2009 at 8:52 am

interesting stuff for sure.

January 23, 2010 at 9:42 am

the map is not the territory the names have boundaries that the music does not. thank you so much for the opportunity to explore such a variety of intriguing music. xxfestivaldj

August 30, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Absolutely brilliant album, thanks so much..

October 24, 2017 at 6:12 pm

Would any one know where to purchase the tape ?

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