Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Blending the essence of his Baay Fall spiritual philosophy, the outspoken qualities of hip-hop and musical elements of jazz, soul, rap, and acoustic roots, Carlou D has developed his own musical persona. A member of Senegal's first hip-hop group, Positive Black Soul, he turned to a more traditional sound for his breakthrough album, Muzikr (World Village), a Best World Music Album of 2010 at KEXP Seattle, Rhapsody and more. For his new album, A New Day, recorded between Dakar and Stockholm, Carlou D has gathered a talented team around him, including fellow rising African stars Ester Rada and Berita, along with Eagle-Eye Cherry who appears on the single "Soldier." A New Day takes his philosophy and talent a step forward towards international acclaim.
Audio Mixer: Simon Norberg.
Recording information: Studio Karbone14, Dakar; Studio Xippi, Dakar; Stureparken Studio, Stockholm.