It takes less than a minute for Yaral Sa Doom to begin levitating. Multi-instrumentalist Arouna Kane and producer Karl Jonas Winqvist ground their collaborative effort in the playing of Kane's Senegalese countrymen and contributions from Winqvist's fellow Swedes, but in their production, the duo massage guitar, hand drums, sax, and flute until each is pliable, soft, and almost putty-like, molding the instrumentation to tissue-thin synths and richly reverbed vocals. Everything is so light, so wispy, it sometimes seems like a decent wind--or just a little mild cynicism--might blow the whole thing away.
Yaral Sa Doom by Wau Wau Collectif Educate the young. To citizens of the West, this concept is banal. But to a small fishing village in Senegal, it is an important focus, the central theme to their art. The village in question is called Toubab Dialaw, and it's actually not far from the nation's capital city of Dakar.