This release has enjoyed great success in Europe, and it's not difficult to understand how that happened.

This release has enjoyed great success in Europe, and it's not difficult to understand how that happened. Kili, a Moroccan musician, is a rare talent and an artist with a keen ear for a wide variety of styles. Though the title track is steeped in the North African rai sound (despite decidedly American horn work), Kili's musical sensibility also draws extensively on gnawa, Berber, and chaabi influences. Kili also performs a pretty cool tabletop tap dance during "Attan" and possesses the intestinal fortitude to cover Neil Young's "Cowgirl in the Sand." Certainly a Moroccan would understand the sand part of the song, but Kili understands a lot more than that, and his cover is a treat. This is tour-de-force world music. Distributed by MSI in Miami.—PVV