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Ant:
Here is the cd I was on about earlier today:- It's called 'Jah Wobble and Bill Laswell: RadioAxiom - A Dub Transmission...Bass: The Final Frontier'. Whew, long title! But anyhow, you have Mr. Wobble, the mighty Mr. Laswell, Gigi, Karsh Kale, Sly Dunbar (and tons of other guests), Bass and Dub!!! Heaven for your ears Now go get it...
post #122 of 292
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Originally Posted by NacMacFeegle
Ant:
Here is the cd I was on about earlier today:- It's called 'Jah Wobble and Bill Laswell: RadioAxiom - A Dub Transmission...Bass: The Final Frontier'. Whew, long title! But anyhow, you have Mr. Wobble, the mighty Mr. Laswell, Gigi, Karsh Kale, Sly Dunbar (and tons of other guests), Bass and Dub!!! Heaven for your ears Now go get it...
oh that's what you were talking about! i LOVE that album, i bought that so long ago and listened to it non-stop, it definitely is an amazing album, there isn't a dull moment imo and alsema dub and 6th chamber are the two most that i love and are my favorites...doesn't virus b in the beginning a little bit remind you of a bruce lee movie scene like game of death or something LOL, always had that visual on that particular song, or that mirror scene? hahaha...it's got that old 70ish like feel, green hornet etc...i'm curious what else you got in your collection there...i wouldn't be suprised if some of our things mirrored each other, it's rare to find that lol
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i love bumping this thread...i recently bought two albums that belong in the "world music" category, so here goes:

Album: Mariza - Fado Em Mim



Mariza
Fado em mim
(World Connections)


This music is elegant, sophisticated and yearning. There's something about the guitars and the cadences of the voice that evoke the mystery and sadness of the ocean. Someone waits at a café on the quayside for a lover they know will never return...

Mariza has created a stir in Portugal and internationally this year with this debut album. She's young, looks the part and has a fabulous, keening, lyrical voice. She reinterprets the Portuguese tradition of Fado singing, a form of urban folk music based around café society. "Loucura" the opening track and "Que Dues Me Perdoe" feel like they embody the form: sad yet dignified, powerful and dramatic and beautifully sung, with simple accompaniment from portugese classical guitars.

With a voice as intense and potentially as unrelenting as this a little drama can go a long way. But the material here has enough variety to ensure a satisfying programme of many different moods. "Poetas" starts with a brooding arrangement for piano and cello, before the guitars come back and lift the track into uptempo jauntiness. "Terra D'Aqua" is simply a very strong and compelling melody.

"Barco Negro" is just a drum and Mariza's soaring voice and has an unmistakably Celtic feel to it. (Well, I suppose it's only a brief skip across the sea from Portugal to the south coast of Ireland). And there's a "hidden" track at the end, which for once is essential and not time wasting filler: a stark, great version of "Loucura" for just piano and voice.

This is state of the art "world music". Every detail is just right. It's beautifully recorded, with a deluxe sleeve and packaging. Anyone who likes emotional music, dramatically and skillfully expressed should enjoy it.

Reviewer: Nick Reynolds

*portugese fado is one of my favorite "world music" genres and i highly recommend fado to anybody willing to listen, other artists that sing portugese fado besides mariza are, cristina branco, madredeus, dulce pontes, amalia rodriquez to name a few

for those who do not know what fado is, you can read further here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fado

Album: Jovanotti - El Quinto Mundo



i couldn't find a review on this particular album, unfornately, but i can leave you with who he is, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jovanotti
post #125 of 292
Mariza has been on my wish list for some time; just looking for the right price.

FYI there is a "limited edition" of Fado Em Mim that comes with a bonus live recording Live at Realworld. Likewise her latest album Transparente has a version that includes a DVD.
post #126 of 292
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Originally Posted by FalconP
Mariza has been on my wish list for some time; just looking for the right price.

FYI there is a "limited edition" of Fado Em Mim that comes with a bonus live recording Live at Realworld. Likewise her latest album Transparente has a version that includes a DVD.
yeah i highly recommend mariza, whenever you get the chance...i have transparente as well and it's also a good album, all around you can't go wrong with her imo i also have her London DVD, great performance, i hope she comes to the states again someday so i can get a chance to see her performance
post #127 of 292
Hi Guys...long time no hear...
I have the Live8 Africa Calling concert on DVD and Mariza is on that. Great music, but made just slightly weird with the pull-back shots of the crowd looking somewhat bemused in the Cornish sun. I suspect in the right setting she and her band would blow you away.
Getting real excited as this Wednesday eve I am off to see Genticorum at my local night spot. They are from Montreal and were a total blast when they played here last year. 3 man band in the style of La Bottine, but that probably doesn't do them nearly enough justice. Ha!!! Can't wait...
Nothing new on the world music front ...Just catching up with all I've loaded up with of late...
post #128 of 292
got another one! and this isn't a disappointment, this album has been on my wishlist for some time, i already have the live in san francisco album...




Album: Tabla Beat Science - Tala Matrix

[palm pictures]
review from biz

Ten years ago, during a trip to visit my extended family in India, I came across a tape in a local record shop in Calcutta called "The Ultimate in Percussion" by Ustad Zakir Hussain. I'd grown up listening to Indian classical music all my life up to that point, but had never really 'gotten it' until that moment. What Zakir was doing with just his palms and fingers, on what I'd previously and incorrectly assumed were glorified bongos, was a stunning revelation. Not only in terms of the beauty of the seemingly infinite palette of sounds capable of being produced by the tabla, but also in the vast complexity of the intricate rhythms produced by them. Eight years later I was fortunate enough to begin my own formal study of these profound hand drums and it's been an absolute blast ever since.

For purists of tabla this album may take some getting used to, but after a few listens it'll start to make sense. Zakir Hussain is without doubt the undisputed reigning Master of the tabla today and his playing is as flawless and expressive as ever. However, the real treats on this CD are from the contributions by the new generation of players. Talvin Singh and Karsh Kale seamlessly combine tabla beats with lush multi-layered drum and bass loops and hints of melody throughout. Ustad Sultan Khan lends his haunting sarangi and vocals on two tracks for an air of traditional authenticity to the project. A notable mention to jazz-fusion 'pundit' Trilok Gurtu for his inspired track on "Big Brother." The grand finale is Zakir's closing track on "Alla," dedicated to his late father, the legendary Ustad Alla Rakha, displaying the true tabla in all it's 'undigitized' glory.

Produced by Bill Laswell.
post #129 of 292
[QUOTE=antiant]got another one! and this isn't a disappointment, this album has been on my wishlist for some time, i already have the live in san francisco album...

Hey Ant,
Nice call on the Tabla Beat CD.. I have the San Fran one too...Good stuff indeed.
Well Genticorum were bleeding amazing again last night. Flute, fiddle, voice, guitar and feet (or as Pascal said...'mighty feet..the most important instrument'. He wasn't wrong ). Quebecois music at it's very best. The only bad part of the whole deal is now I have the whole day at work staring me in the face.. just doesn't seem fair
post #130 of 292
antiant says:
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Album: Mariza - Fado Em Mim . . . Mariza has created a stir in Portugal
Have you heard Cesaria Evora. She sings in Cape Verdian Creole (Portuguese). A legendary voice that must me heard.
post #131 of 292
nac: yeah that sucks, going to work the next day especially after listening to "worldy" music, makes you want to travel if anything and "go away" for awhile lol

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Originally Posted by pds6
Have you heard Cesaria Evora. She singings in Cape Verdian Creole (Portuguese). A legendary voice that must me heard.
yes i have and she too is great, i have some of her stuff as well, i have a couple of songs, but i don't own any albums yet, i will eventualy though and probably put her in here at some point unless someone else does first of course, her name slipped my mine when thinking of other artists to compare to...but i did mention her on the first page i believe
post #132 of 292
antiant says:
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Have you heard Cesaria Evora. ...but i did mention her on the first page i believe
Indeed you did. Some posts are a little too thick and hard to absorb all the material.

I have her Anthology (good place to start) Cafe Atlantico, Cesaria, Rogamar (I believe this is her most recent), Sodade o melhor de Cesaria Evora and Voz D`amor. There is an album "Cape Verde" (Putumayo Presents) that is very good and a compilation of a number of Cape Verde singers. In a similar vein is the album "Island" by Putumayo Presents.
post #133 of 292
I like Evora too. I think at least three of her albums are essential: São Vicente, Cesaria, and the early live set Live in Olympia -- not that her other albums are below par, but these three allows you to sample different facets of her vocal talent.

But, unless you're crazy about her, give her concerts a pass (stick with the Live in Olympia album instead) -- she has absolutely no rapport with her audience: perfect delivery, business-like glamor, but, unfortunately, no soul. The only saving grace was her absolutely brillant band.
post #134 of 292
Don't know if anyone's mentioned her here or not, but Juana Molina's Son is one of my favourite releases this year. She's from Argentina and sings her songs over fairly modern backing (some electronics even). Still sounds fairly timeless at the same time. Very nice.


post #135 of 292
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Originally Posted by pds6
antiant says:

Indeed you did. Some posts are a little too thick and hard to absorb all the material.

I have her Anthology (good place to start) Cafe Atlantico, Cesaria, Rogamar (I believe this is her most recent), Sodade o melhor de Cesaria Evora and Voz D`amor. There is an album "Cape Verde" (Putumayo Presents) that is very good and a compilation of a number of Cape Verde singers. In a similar vein is the album "Island" by Putumayo Presents.
yeah i've got quite a bit of putumayo compilations as well
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