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Sister Drum
Dadawa
Sister Drum
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
 
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Asia exclusive reissue of the world renowned Chinese world music star's critically acclaimed international debut, originally released in 1995. WEA. 2004.

      
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All Artists: Dadawa
Title: Sister Drum
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/30/1996
Release Date: 1/30/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: World Dance, Far East & Asia, Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075596188920

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Asia exclusive reissue of the world renowned Chinese world music star's critically acclaimed international debut, originally released in 1995. WEA. 2004.

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Excellent stuff
Devlin Tay | Adelaide, Australia | 09/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I honestly do not understand people who complain that Dadawa merely exploits the cultural heritage of Tibet in her albums "Sister Drum" and "Voices from the Sky" (i.e. cultural colonialism of sorts) and that her works are not "true" Tibetan music. Well, hello! She never claimed that her works are "true" Tibetan music, she was merely influenced by Tibetan culture during her travels in Tibet. Read the inserts, people. Her works are influenced in equal measure by both Tibetan music and traditional Chinese music, and her fusion of both into something sublime is to be commended. Accusing her and her producers of "exploiting" Tibetan culture is like accusing Deep Forest of "exploiting" native cultures around the world by incorporating native music into their worldwide hits such as "Sweet Lullaby". And saying that buying her CDs is like hanging a beautiful Tibetan knife on one's wall i.e. doing something that does nothing to further one's understanding of Tibetan culture - well that's just plain silly. One has to start somewhere, and if loving Dadawa's music leads someone to explore more authentic Tibetan musical works, or to read up on Tibetan culture, or even to book a flight to Tibet, well that's a start. Yes, I do feel that the Chinese occupation of Tibet is reprehensible, but that is not enough excuse to accuse Dadawa of profiteering from Tibetan culture. Her love for Tibetan music is apparent to anyone who genuinely listens to her works without political bias, and I for one think Dadawa's CDs are a must in any serious music lover's collection. Do yourself a favour and buy both "Sister Drum" and "Voices from the Sky". You'll find yourself chanting "Om Mani Padme Hum" along with her songs in no time."
Hi quality music with a ethereal backgroup voice
Fernando F. | Montreal, Canada | 10/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You don't need to know the language to understand the sentiment that the voice expresses. The drums play in each song are powerful. Just listen to the examples and think that the CD is much better."
Mesmerizing!
Sara Westhead | Southampton, Bermuda | 09/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was first introduced to Dadawa while living in China over 5 years ago. The music is a unique blending of Tibetan, classical Chinese and new age music. While similar in style to Western groups like Enya, Dadawa's voice does take some getting used to if you are not accustomed to Chinese singing (personally, I'm very used to it!). My personal favourite on this album is "Sky Burial"."