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Angélique Kidjo — Salala (w/ Peter Gabriel)
Album: Djin Djin
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6.9

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Released: 2007
Length: 3:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Intro (Peter Gabriel):
Eh Eh Heh-eh Eh

Eh Eh Heh-eh Eh

Choir and Angelique Kidjo (chorus):
Salala sa la la-la (Sa la-la sa la la)
Salala sa la la-la (Omon Moun Shinou Awanbi sa la-la)
Salala sa la la-la (Teba Fodjou Kan Ananbi Kilotche)

Angelique Kidjo and choir:
Awa Oman Djo Awa Oman Yonou

Peter Gabriel:
O mama turn on the light in this place
There's no smile like the smile on your face
There's no joy like the joy of a soul coming in
There's no joy like the joy of a soul coming in

Choir and Angelique Kidjo:
Salala sa la la-la (Sa la-la sa la la)

Choir and Peter Gabriel
Salala sa la la-la (Hey-hey-eh-eh)

Choir, Angelique Kidjo and Peter Gabriel
Salala sa la la-la (Teba Fodjou Kan Ananbi Kilotche)

Angelique Kidjo and choir:
Awa Oman Djo Awa Oman Yonou

Angelique Kidjo:
Omon Moun Shinou Awanbi sa la-la
Omon Moun Shinou Awanbi sa la-la

Angelique Kidjo and Peter Gabriel:
Teba Fodjou Kan Ananbi Kilotche
Teba Fodjou Kan Ananbi Kilotche

(Guitar Solo)
Eh Eh Heh-eh Eh
Eh Eh Heh-eh Eh

Angelique Kidjo and Peter Gabriel:
Oh mama turn on the light in this place
There's no smile like the smile on your face

Peter Gabriel:
There's no joy like the joy of a soul coming in

Angelique Kidjo and Peter Gabriel:
There's no joy like the joy of a soul coming in!

Peter Gabriel (echo):
Kilo fetche (8x)

Peter Gabriel and Angelique Kidjo:
Oh mama turn on the light in this place (SA LA-LA)
There's no smile like the smile on your face (SAA LA LA)

Angelique Kidjo, choir and Peter Gabriel in canon:
Omon Moun Shinou Awanbi sa la-la (Salala sa la la-la)
Omon Moun Shinou Awanbi sa la-la (Salala sa la la-la)
Salala ananbi tio omon o (Salala sa la la-la)
Salala ananbi tio omon ni (Salala sa la la-la)

SA LA-LA (Salala sa la la-la) (Eh Eh Heh-eh Eh)
SAA LA LA (Salala sa la la-la) (Eh Eh Heh-eh Eh)

Choir and Peter Gabriel:
Salala sa la la-la (Eh Eh Heh-eh Eh)
Salala sa la la-la
Eh Eh Heh-eh Eh
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annoying
I should submit this

Herbie Hancock - Possibilities
Safiatou (feat. Santana & Angelique Kidjo)
yup
Being on this song was a challenge right from the start. He took risks by choosing a very different singing technique from "Sledgehammer" or early Genesis material, and he sounds as brilliant and emotional as always, without stealing Angélique's show. It doesn't prove, but just confirms what kind of genius he has.
 DeemerDave wrote:

Your comment sure seems racist to me.

 
I dunno what race has got to do with it.  I mean some voices sound great together and others don't.  According to my ears this is an example of the latter and I tried to image the song without PG and it seemed better, but who knows until that particular edit is done and listened to?
 DeemerDave wrote:

Your comment sure seems racist to me.

 
{#Lol}
Don't be daft. If Angelique wanted him for the song, then he belongs. If she didn't want him for the song, he wouldn't be in it.
 markybx wrote:
We have the technology to edit PG out, don't we? {#Ask}

I mean PG is a great artist, he just doesn't belong in this chune IMO.

 
Your comment sure seems racist to me.
hermoso
 markybx wrote:
We have the technology to edit PG out, don't we? {#Ask}

I mean PG is a great artist, he just doesn't belong in this chune IMO.

 
Michael wrote: 
Hmmm? Where does Peter Gabriel belong.... 

I can't recall any precedent for him to be in Chinese or Tu van music (personally, I can't wait till he does though, belong or not).  But, African music!  He's been involved in African music for decades, which IMHO, places him squarely in the "belong" category.  
We have the technology to edit PG out, don't we? {#Ask}

I mean PG is a great artist, he just doesn't belong in this chune IMO.

The Imagined Village is a folk musical project.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Imagined_Village
Not frequent to quote Safire but the below reads like "nattering nabobs of negativity".

Maybe PG get's a break for promoting African artists for the past 35 years when few others have....
 sirdroseph wrote:


That would be me, love Waits, Armstrong and Cocker detest PG.{#Wave}

 
Me, too.
Nice. Great vocals by all. 
 Chingachgook wrote:

Very funny. A Gabriel-free Kidjo always rocks my boat. Gabriel flaps his wings and descends in the most unlikely places. Clearly he believes he has a divine right.

 
Peter Gabriel must have a talent scout scouring Africa looking for the latest talent. He is definitely plugged into that network of music.
 slaven41 wrote:
In a concrete bunker, somewhere deep in the Congo, days from the nearest town, a group of African musicians begin to warm up, In walks Peter Gabriel.

"Damn! How does he always find us?" 

 
Very funny. A Gabriel-free Kidjo always rocks my boat. Gabriel flaps his wings and descends in the most unlikely places. Clearly he believes he has a divine right.
 slaven41 wrote:
In a concrete bunker, somewhere deep in the Congo, days from the nearest town, a group of African musicians begin to warm up, In walks Peter Gabriel.

"Damn! How does he always find us?" 

 
{#Dance}  Very clever!
 TerryS wrote:
It's interesting that people like Tom Waits, Louis Armstrong, Joe Cocker and others with rough voices, but detest PG.

 
How do you know they are the same people?  It's safe to assume that Peter Gabriel sells more records than any of those artists, so who are these people you refer to - they must be a minority?  I like Waits, Armstrong, and Gabriel; I never thought very much of Joe Cocker. 
In a concrete bunker, somewhere deep in the Congo, days from the nearest town, a group of African musicians begin to warm up, In walks Peter Gabriel.

"Damn! How does he always find us?" 
 kaybee wrote:
It's always nice to hear Angelique Kidjo on RP.
 
I was just saying that in another post yesterday :)
The most energetic, engaging, generous and positive performer I've ever had the pleasure to witness.  She gathered as many audience members that would fit on the stage for a dance party, complete with drum circle.  I left that performance with a huge smile and happy heart.
It's always nice to hear Angelique Kidjo on RP.
 TerryS wrote:
It's interesting that people like Tom Waits, Louis Armstrong, Joe Cocker and others with rough voices, but detest PG.
 

That would be me, love Waits, Armstrong and Cocker detest PG.{#Wave}
PG is fantastic, as always. Can't believe I had to scroll down to find similar comment!
Peter is an amazing artist and tends to find wonderfully talented others.
It's interesting that people like Tom Waits, Louis Armstrong, Joe Cocker and others with rough voices, but detest PG.
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Angelique Kidjo is awesome on this...of course Peter Gabriel sucks.....
 

Madame, you are my hero.{#Notworthy}
 scrubbrush wrote:

Yeah. i can't figure out the people who don't like him or appreciate his amazing contributions to music.

this would be a low 7 without him...8+ with him

 

Yeah, what you said except for the exact opposite. Kidjo is awesom, Gabriel, well..............

Gabriel has excellent taste in who he works with, they should just turn off his mic though.{#Cool}


 ckcotton wrote:
Never get enough of Peter....this is right up his alley

 
Yeah. i can't figure out the people who don't like him or appreciate his amazing contributions to music.

this would be a low 7 without him...8+ with him

Never get enough of Peter....this is right up his alley

Angelique Kidjo is awesome on this...of course Peter Gabriel sucks.....


Angelique Kidjo & Peter Gabriel performing Live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXGa1tMnbdk




 Excelsior wrote:
I love how this track is #13 on the "Top New Tracks" (top airplay) list, and it's been on RP for a year now. Way to show your playlist diversity. At least I can now somewhat quantify how long and how much Angelique has been driving me bonkers with her wailing.
 
Now you go and stand in the corner and recite ... 'I must get my ears syringed 100 times'


 dugjohnson wrote:
Maybe I'm the old guy around here, but Harry Belafonte brought world music to the west in the 50s.  Not just islands stuff.
 
bizon wrote:
No, that's you being ignorant. Peter Gabriel has been collaborating with "world" artists for many many years, well before Phil Collins or Sting. He is very much responsible for bringing world music to the west.

 
 dugjohnson  AND ? ? ? ?


 Enjah wrote:
{#Music} amazing how people have reacted to this song ... I enjoyed it.

 
so did I

Enjah wrote:
{#Music} amazing how people have reacted to this song ... I enjoyed it.


Yup, amazing how some reacted to this and other songs in this segue...
(Angélique Kidjo - Salala (w/ Peter Gabriel)
Morphine - Take Me With You
Madrugada - The Lost Gospel
Pink Floyd - Eclipe)

I also enjoyed it, think Kidjo is a gifted musician... as old PG is...

{#Music} amazing how people have reacted to this song ... I enjoyed it.

{#Puke}  And thus the great set was killed.

excellent contribution of the african-beninese Angélique Kidjo & Peter Gabriel -   ** 9 **





Had to bump this one from 7 to 9.  {#Music}

For your hearing pleasure you'll need to record this script. Once you've completed your personal commercial,  you can play it as often as you like - hours of fun. But wait! If you order now... I hope this helps get you started. (The oringinal version was much longer, but I decided to edit, out of consideration for the larger community).

Excelsior wrote:
I'd rather hear commercials than this song for the billionth time.

 

{#Puke}
I'd rather hear commercials than this song for the billionth time.

 arserocket wrote:
it has been played a lot but I was in a stinking mood (our hawgs went and ate my dog) and it made me feel better...just a thought
 
We have a great dane... I have a hard time imagining the hawgs eating him...

{#Sorry}
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Maybe I'm the old guy around here, but Harry Belafonte brought world music to the west in the 50s.  Not just islands stuff.
 
bizon wrote:
No, that's you being ignorant. Peter Gabriel has been collaborating with "world" artists for many many years, well before Phil Collins or Sting. He is very much responsible for bringing world music to the west.

 


There are no words sufficient for how sick I am of this crappy song.
Well he's right, it's certainly not one of her best songs.
Excelsior wrote:
:rolleyes:
How many comments and emoticons are you gonna submit for the same song?We get it...you don't like this song.
Nice collaberation, the sound works for me.
it has been played a lot but I was in a stinking mood (our hawgs went and ate my dog) and it made me feel better...just a thought
:rolleyes:
tputkey wrote:
This song has been overplayed? This is the first time I've heard it... I like it. Ha!
Pretty much every day for over a year. At least, it sure feels like it.
This song has been overplayed? This is the first time I've heard it... I like it. Ha!
I vote that Excelsor give it a rest.
I love how this track is #13 on the "Top New Tracks" (top airplay) list, and it's been on RP for a year now. Way to show your playlist diversity. :mad: At least I can now somewhat quantify how long and how much Angelique has been driving me bonkers with her wailing.
bizon wrote:
No, that's you being ignorant. Peter Gabriel has been collaborating with "world" artists for many many years, well before Phil Collins or Sting. He is very much responsible for bringing world music to the west.
I agree bizon. PG left Genesis because he saw the band headed in the "pop" direction and wanted to go off his tangent.
This song is utter crap. Much worse than that, it's seriously overplayed.
beautiful composition...yellin z perfectly tribal. tune z direct to my inner ear.
:puke:
mefrombrazil wrote:
HE SINGS, SHE YELLS.
Absolutely.
bizon wrote:
Peter Gabriel has been collaborating with "world" artists for many many years,
This is true - Find a copy of "The Best of Music & Rhythm" from 25 years ago and your see that he's had a particular interest in African beats long before others.
Beautiful song.
bizon wrote:
No, that's you being ignorant. Peter Gabriel has been collaborating with "world" artists for many many years, well before Phil Collins or Sting. He is very much responsible for bringing world music to the west.
...Paul Simon...just throwing this guy in the mix (under the bus) too. I personally think his is the best so far (this is good too)
Beautiful song. Beautiful album cover photography and graphic design. I love the way the butterfly is made from the shapes of Africa. Someone was thinking. Clever. Conceptual. Creative.
MrDill wrote:
I sometimes get the thought that PG saw how well Phil Collins seemed to be doing and thought" oh I know I'll travel a bit and stand next to an indigenous bloke for a bit" or is that me being cynical?
No, that's you being ignorant. Peter Gabriel has been collaborating with "world" artists for many many years, well before Phil Collins or Sting. He is very much responsible for bringing world music to the west.
EssexTex wrote:
No you're not being cynical..Sting does it too...I suppose there comes a time when you have all the money you could want etc that you either buy a plane and join loony religions or.."Save the world"..or find the most obscure people..and use them to sell your records.
So how come nobody is asking "Why is Angélique Kidjo slumming with this loser?" You don't think there's maybe just the off chance that they're making this music...because they like it? I think Mr. Gabriel has earned the right to collaborate with anybody he pleases, and follow his musical tastes wherever they go. He doesn't need our approval (or money) so I'll cut him some slack. In this case I'm glad the two of them brought us along.
Peter Gabriel or not, I wish this song would fall out of RP's heavy rotation list.
MrDill wrote:
I sometimes get the thought that PG saw how well Phil Collins seemed to be doing and thought" oh I know I'll travel a bit and stand next to an indigenous bloke for a bit" or is that me being cynical?
Oh yeah, that Bone Thugs work that Phil did was really inspired.
MrDill wrote:
I sometimes get the thought that PG saw how well Phil Collins seemed to be doing and thought" oh I know I'll travel a bit and stand next to an indigenous bloke for a bit" or is that me being cynical?
No you're not being cynical..Sting does it too...I suppose there comes a time when you have all the money you could want etc that you either buy a plane and join loony religions or.."Save the world"..or find the most obscure people..and use them to sell your records.
i like the song. i would really really like the song if peter gabriel would keep his food hole shut.
No, it just proves you don't get it. Excelsior wrote:
This song just proves that RP will play any song, even if it's utter crap, as long as it features Peter Gabriel.
This song just proves that RP will play any song, even if it's utter crap, as long as it features Peter Gabriel.
I sometimes get the thought that PG saw how well Phil Collins seemed to be doing and thought" oh I know I'll travel a bit and stand next to an indigenous bloke for a bit" or is that me being cynical?
PG's involved, so it has to be meticulously produced. She sounded a bit too screamy for me, though. And I'm a big PG fan. Sorry.
Angelique Kidjo is amazing in concert. Such positive energy!
The beauty of the music is that it's hypnotic!
nice. I have no idea what she is saying, but it sounds fine.
not a bad song, but the fact that i'm hearing it too often these days unfortunately knocked it down a little bit
not bad except PG is a little annoying in this one.
Just got tickets to see her, March 22. Can't wait!
pretty.
Pete is just the man. :cowboy:
:devil_pimp: 8
Photo-John wrote:
I love this song soooo much. That little hook Peter Gabriel sings is sooooo effing perfect. make me want to cry.
So cry, brother, cry. Happy New Year!!!!!! :bananasplit: :drummer: :bounce: :bounce: :good-vibes:
I saw her live at Oracle Open World in San Francisco, and she put on quite a show. She got people dancing on the floor, and unlike most acts she actually went on the floor and sang and danced with the audience. She was on for about 7-8 songs, working alongside Billy Joel, Lenny Kravitz, Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks and the Smithereens- compared to those American standards she really stood out as unique.
HE SINGS, SHE YELLS.
Angelique is LOVE. Definitely needs way more airplay than she gets.
I love this song soooo much. That little hook Peter Gabriel sings is sooooo effing perfect. make me want to cry.
i like this combo
It's truely amazing how PG has the ability to transcend cultures and languages with his music.
Alafia wrote:
I never get tired of Angelique. I served in the Peace Corps in Benin, where she's from. One of the poorest countries in the world. Talk about overcoming hurdles!
:biggrin: Cool. And thanks for the info on the artist.
Alafia wrote:
I never get tired of Angelique. I had not heard her before this This is cool I think
I never get tired of Angelique. I served in the Peace Corps in Benin, where she's from. One of the poorest countries in the world. Talk about overcoming hurdles!
Shesdifferent wrote:
Angelique Kidjo is fabulous, and while this is a nice tune...can we loose the Peter Gabriel?
I see no reason why we couldn't loose the Peter Gabriel...is that like releasing the hounds? Hey, that reminds me, while we're asking for more Peter Gabriel, let's ask for more Kate Bush. Or, should I say, can we loose the Bush? Quite likeable tune from a very interesting artist.
Regardless of your thought of this song you must listen to theese wonderful remixes made by McCello (click here) https://realworldremixed.com
siandbeth wrote:
I agree about hearing more of Angelique but I was just saying to myself, what a nice morning with two Peter Gabriel songs already!
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just noise
Suddenly, MojoJojo's thoughts turned to having salad for lunch...
Sa_La_La! :hearteyes:
Shesdifferent wrote:
Angelique Kidjo is fabulous, and while this is a nice tune...can we loose the Peter Gabriel? I hear too much of him on RP and I'd like to hear more of her.
I agree about hearing more of Angelique but I was just saying to myself, what a nice morning with two Peter Gabriel songs already!
Angelique Kidjo is fabulous, and while this is a nice tune...can we loose the Peter Gabriel? I hear too much of him on RP and I'd like to hear more of her.
Outstandingly beautiful.
Honestly, I don't feel like Gabriel really needs to help out here. Kidjo can certainly make grand music without him. But if having him on there opens up her music to a wider audience, I won't complain. She's good, she deserves more airplay.
Wildly interesting!
doc_dave wrote:
:think: Kidjo + Gabriel = 4 Gabriel - Kidjo = 7 That'll be a 4, then.
Have you actually listened to her other stuff? She's freaking AMAZING, especially in concert. She does have stronger songs than this, though.
:think: Kidjo + Gabriel = 4 Gabriel - Kidjo = 7 That'll be a 4, then.
I have all of her albums and am convinced that her vocal talents are among the very best of the best.
Hello, I heard this on a local FM station (The River) and I was wondering when/if it would be played here! I like... Neil
ummmmm...no comment :eek:
Peter Gabriel is there, I like it.