Programmed By [Computer Cheik Tidiane Seck] – Michel Lorentz, Vincent Theard
Rhythm Guitar – Mamadou Doumbia
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Xylophone [Balafon] – Keletigui Diabate
Rights Society: Biem/Gema
Label Code: LC 0407
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
Distributed By – BMG Records
Distributed By – BMG Ariola
Amen is the third studio album by Malian artist Salif Keita, released in 1991 by Mango Records. The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Amen was produced by Joe Zawinul. Amen was Grammy nominated in the category of Best World Music Album. Keita's vocals are, as always, outstanding. On top of this, though, a slew of performers make appearances andor help out on production. Former bandmate Kante Manfila provides the primary guitar work for the album and master keyboardist Joe Zawinul both plays keyboards throughout and provides the production work. Also, balafon master Keletegui Diabate provides some outstanding work where needed. Salif Keita won international acclaim in 1987 with his masterpiece Soro, a brilliant fusion of the Malian musical tradition with modern technology. The follow-up, Ko-Yan, was disappointing since his voice seemed to have been sacrificed to insensitive production. It's therefore a pleasure to report that Amen was a great return to form, featuring highly melodic, hook-filled tracks with a sense of space, variety and danceability in which that mellifluous voice comes into its own. The tracks. AmenStudio album by Salif KeitaReleased1991Recorded1991GenreWorld MusicLength43:50LabelMangoProducerJoe ZawinulSalif Keita chronology Ko-Yan1989 Salif Keita album. 1991 studio album by Salif Keita. Studio album by. Amen is the third studio album from Malian artist Salif Keita. It was released in 1991 by Mango Records and produced by Joe Zawinul. Salif Keita. Amen, 1991. Yele N Na, 04:15. Waraya, 06:07. The album was Grammy nominated in the category of Best World Music Album. Track listing. Yele n Na. Kuma - Speak. Nyanafi - Nostalgia. Listen free to Salif Keita Amen Yele N Na, Waraya and more. 8 tracks 43:44. Amen is ranked 15,201st in the overall chart, 2,794th in the 1990s, and 227th in the year 1991. Album 1991 8 Songs. World 1991