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Lagoa
Boy Ge Mendes
Lagoa
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Cape Verdean Boy Gé Mendes has made eight albums, but Lagoa is his first introduction to U.S. audiences. His light, dusky vocals are laid over gentle tracks whose simplicity belay the solid grooves they contain. Moving in ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Boy Ge Mendes
Title: Lagoa
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tinder
Original Release Date: 11/10/1998
Re-Release Date: 11/24/1998
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
Styles: Africa, South & Central America, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 789428555025, 3567252625223, 713746216627, 743215341420

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Cape Verdean Boy Gé Mendes has made eight albums, but Lagoa is his first introduction to U.S. audiences. His light, dusky vocals are laid over gentle tracks whose simplicity belay the solid grooves they contain. Moving in a Brazilian/acoustic-Africa axis, he displays a very sensual authority over his material, most of which is self-penned. Ballads and light dance beats coalesce together in a totally harmonious environment where the African and Portuguese meet in perfect counterpoint. Like much of the music from Cape Verde, Lagoa is--deliciously--both sunny and sad. Reflection and passion are intertwined under timeless island skies, carried by a warm trade wind whose history hints at the reasons for the cosmopolitan appeal of Lagoa. --Derek Rath
 

CD Reviews

Dreamy, sweet, gentle, GREAT
Ippy the Cat | Canberra Australia | 11/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am not normally keen on sweet gentle music. But this music is just so sweet, so gentle, and so healing; yet at the same time, so accomplished and rich. I can think of few people who would not enjoy the music of this little-known Cap Verde artist. The guitar moves along with gentle authority, and it is like lying in a river, being healed and carried to new and lovely lands. As a radio DJ, one of the best albums I have ever heard."
Boy Oh Boy, Ge What A Great Album
John D. Morvant | 03/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I learned about this album through Rhythm Music Magazine's CD program. It is literally one of the best albums I have purchased in years. Every cut is different and compelling. A real treasure that I play over and over again. Too bad Mendes is not better known."
Stuning!!!!
Evelise Goncalves | USA | 04/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Stunning

Absolutely love Boy Ge Mendes and his talent/gift. His music is powerful, sensitive & smooth.

Jah bless you,
-Loca
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