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Ad Vielle Que Pourra
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: Ad Vielle Que Pourra
Title: Musaique
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Xenophile Records
Original Release Date: 2/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 2/4/1994
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 048248401722, 048248401746

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A fascinating collage
Rashed Chowdhury | 08/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Looking at France today, it's easy to forget that, as recently as 1789, most Frenchpeople didn't speak French. The Québecois group Ad Vielle que Pourra reminds us of France's one-time multilingualism with "Musaïque", an album that manages to be upbeat and haunting at the same time. My favourite track was "An avel a varo", a Breton lament about fishermen lost at sea. Another interesting piece is "Lou mes de maï vendra", a song in Occitan, the pre-French language of Southern France. The language sounds, to my ears, like a transition between French and Spanish, while the music evokes Spain as well, with a strong Andalusian/Arabic influence. The happiest tune in the album, in my opinion, is "Un Québecois à Caracas", a melody that transmits a sense of hypnotic joie de vivre. If you like traditional World sounds or Cajun music, this is an album for you."