||The debut CD from the number one artist in the Gambia at the moment.
The blend of Mandinka lyrics (with the odd bit of english), traditional Mandinka instruments such as the Kora, Djembe and Balafon, fused with modern sounds and beats sets this cd apart from the current crop of Gambian artists. Jalex is keeping a tight hold of his Mandinka roots, whilst creating music which pulls the culture and sounds of the Mandinka people easily into the 21st Century. From Afrika Kairo (Peace in Africa), to the fantastic Nmala Moola Bi (Trust Noone), the listener is taken on a journey through some of the sounds that have set the Gambia alight in the past two years. Widely acclaimed in the Gambian media as an artist likely to make an international breakthrough very soon, and hailed as the "Young Afro-Manding King" this is a "must have" album for all that enjoy the West African music scene, and want to experience the recent upturn in Gambian Music, of which Jalex is widely renowned as the leding artist.*****