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Cheikh Lô — Guiss Guiss
Album: Africa Fete '98
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6.1

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Total ratings: 714









Released: 1997
Length: 4:25
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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 RabbitEars wrote:
"Guiss Guiss" means vision, and aside from lauding his marabout, Lô uses the song to state his own vision of what's important in life-knowledge of the creator, friends and family, children above all. Lô has long wanted his messages to extend far beyond Senegal's borders, and he's always believed that the key to that is creating an original and inspirational sound. As he told me, "If the music doesn't please you, you are not going to search to find out what it is saying." This spiritual motivation drove Lô in his efforts to create a blend of musical styles that would move his country's pop music ahead in a new direction. "It was hard work," he says now, and the success that work has now earned him must be especially sweet, for above all, it validates his calling as a Baye Fall, a tireless worker with an eye to the next world.
And that's the incomparable Youssou singing BG Vox {#Cheesygrin}{#Cheesygrin}{#Cheesygrin}
 
Sorry didn't credit that.. don't remember where I copied it from 
worth a look if you like this... 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlFYKGKusns
I also highly recommend the album this song appears on: 

 
 maxvonevil wrote:
{#Drunk}Aaah, this is like listening to hamsters having coitus...
 

Maybe you need some new hobbies.
 flyboy wrote:
You're saying this wasn't on Lion King? Bleh. The backup singers should probably have cleared their throats before the song started. Or maybe that sound they're making is them wretching over the realization that they are participating in this crap.
 
You sir, are out of order. There is no place for that kind of talk here. Shameful.
"Guiss Guiss" means vision, and aside from lauding his marabout, Lô uses the song to state his own vision of what's important in life-knowledge of the creator, friends and family, children above all. Lô has long wanted his messages to extend far beyond Senegal's borders, and he's always believed that the key to that is creating an original and inspirational sound. As he told me, "If the music doesn't please you, you are not going to search to find out what it is saying." This spiritual motivation drove Lô in his efforts to create a blend of musical styles that would move his country's pop music ahead in a new direction. "It was hard work," he says now, and the success that work has now earned him must be especially sweet, for above all, it validates his calling as a Baye Fall, a tireless worker with an eye to the next world.


And that's the incomparable Youssou singing BG Vox {#Cheesygrin}{#Cheesygrin}{#Cheesygrin}
Thank you for expanding my horizon!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 maxvonevil wrote:
{#Drunk}Aaah, this is like listening to hamsters having coitus...

 
Orgasmic... I know hey {#Dancingbanana}
 Singlow wrote:

Isn't every day cloudy & drippy in Oregon :)
 
If it's anything like coastal Washington, only half the year is cloudy & drippy.
Very relaxing. Thanks, RP
{#Drunk}Aaah, this is like listening to hamsters having coitus...
Radio Paradise. . . a truly worldwide radio station

https://www.radioparadise.com/RP_flash_map.php?size=1000&show=countries_24&x=1456757274 

:)
This is so welcome, thank you!
 d-don wrote:
Love it. I needed this on a cloudy, drippy Oregon Monday. {#Sunny}

 
Isn't every day cloudy & drippy in Oregon :)
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
How splendid. I just love technology. 

1) click the iTunes link so RP gets some commission.

2) download the album.

3) enjoy a new artist that tickles my earbones.

Hurrah!

That is all. 

  You must have big bucks to buy the whole album! I prefer a more surgical approach and just by the song!

As I wus saying... Even if you don't speak the language!
How splendid. I just love technology. 

1) click the iTunes link so RP gets some commission.

2) download the album.

3) enjoy a new artist that tickles my earbones.

Hurrah!

That is all. 
Africans singing about matzo balls.  That's a new one.
 unclehud wrote:
This is why I love RP ... would you hear this on ANY broadcast radio station?  No; not even NPR.  Not any of the half-dozen college stations around here, either.

Rock on, Bill! 
 

I agree...

love this song...
 
love this guy. his albums are great end to end. 
This is why I love RP ... would you hear this on ANY broadcast radio station?  No; not even NPR.  Not any of the half-dozen college stations around here, either.

Rock on, Bill! 

beautiful...
 
Love it. I needed this on a cloudy, drippy Oregon Monday. {#Sunny}
 mandolin wrote:
...this sounds really similar to youssou n'dour's coono do réér, one of my favorite albums - nice!..
 
That's definitely Youssou N'Dour on background vocals.
They're both from Senegal, where Youssou N'Dour is of the KING of music, AFAIK.
 kcar wrote:

...and still springing along in spring...
 

Now this song is putting a spring in my step this summer night...  hope you are having a great summer!

 
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...

 
 
...and still springing along in spring...


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...

 
 Excelsior wrote:
{#Puke}
 

Excelsior seems to be missing these days.  I hope he didn't put his fingers down his/her/it's throat too many times to get the puking icon going.


Love this song soooo much...  everybody in my hotel room is dancing right now, including the cleaning lady...
 


just a beautiful 6/8 chant dance...


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
...this sounds really similar to youssou n'dour's coono do réér, one of my favorite albums - nice!..
 vit wrote:


Speaking of eclectic, RP lost a degree of low-brow idiocy ever since this guy left.

 
Now why did you have to go and insult "low-brow idiocy" like that?

 vit wrote:


Speaking of eclectic, RP lost a degree of low-brow idiocy ever since this guy left.

 
I can be quite low brow, but I kinda like this.

Yay! I was able to move the rating up a tenth of a point anyway! Hooray for small victories and fantastic African rhythms!!{#Lol}{#Bananajam}



This song is soooo cool...  love it...


 helgigermany wrote:
Very nice!!
 

Yes, this has a great groove...  love it...


This tune definitely added some warmth and sun to a cold snowy morning...
Very nice!!


excellent...


{#Sunny}
Beautiful! A SOLID 8
Excelsior wrote:
{#Puke}


Speaking of eclectic, RP lost a degree of low-brow idiocy ever since this guy left.

 Limpopoking wrote:
absolute genius

 

Yeah, this is some smooth stuff... love it...


absolute genius

Paul Simon obviously borrowed from this style in his Rhythm of the Saints era.
{#Puke}
Not quite great but I stay keep tuned to RP for variety like this. Keep it up Bill.
It's the same 20 seconds of music looped over and over again.
WonderLizard wrote:
As much as any other, this song is a big reason why I listen to RP.
Me too. Great vocalist!
Delicious tune.
As much as any other, this song is a big reason why I listen to RP.
This a really a nice song, really don't understand all these people with their negative comments
Stunning music... thanx Bill.
Geecheeboy wrote:
Let's go see what's playing on LRC.
I concur.
beelzebubba wrote:
I usually get tired real fast of ethnic 'world music'. But this is actually unique, soothing and quite likeable, as opposed to the novelty-driven songs that all end up sounding like the Lion Kings soundtrack.
You're saying this wasn't on Lion King? Bleh. The backup singers should probably have cleared their throats before the song started. Or maybe that sound they're making is them wretching over the realization that they are participating in this crap.
Geecheeboy wrote:
Let's go see what's playing on LRC.
This really has been a drab last hour on RP. This song takes the cake though. Hate it.
Let's go see what's playing on LRC.
Nice.
Mommy make it stop!!!! :wall:
Why do I feel like I just heard this in the last hour?
:bananapiano: :bananajam:
:dancingbanana_2: :bananajumprope:
RabbitEars wrote:
that's saint youssou singing bg vox
Thought so. He's so recognizable -- and the contrast against Cheikh Lo Lo's voice is striking.
Is this the brother of Youssou N'Dour? :wink: ...sounds all identic...
:no:
I see a lot of really positive comments here. Try upping the ratings so we don't lose it from the play list!!! :good-vibes: :good-vibes: :good-vibes:
That was really nice. Thanks, Bill :good-vibes: :sunny:
really happy uplifting music.Let's have more of the same. :sunny:
as much as I'm trying to like this... I don't. A 3.
love this song. the album of cheikh lo lo's it's on is excellent. that's saint youssou singing bg vox
Good artist, although not his best stuff. Still, keep playing him :)
I usually get tired real fast of ethnic 'world music'. But this is actually unique, soothing and quite likeable, as opposed to the novelty-driven songs that all end up sounding like the Lion Kings soundtrack.
Goodness, I love how much World Music is played on this station!
Throaty! (apologies to Quizmo's)
This set is driving me up the wall. Better flip it off and come back later.
:cool: