Search - Gary Stroutsos :: Oru: The Natural Order

Oru: The Natural Order
Gary Stroutsos
Oru: The Natural Order
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1

When you think of Afro-Cuban percussion, you're usually envisioning throbbing sensual grooves and the syncopated rhythms of congas, timbales, and cowbells in a frenzy of erotic dance overdrive. Flute player Gary Stroutsos ...  more »

      
?

Larger Image
Listen to Samples

CD Details

All Artists: Gary Stroutsos
Title: Oru: The Natural Order
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Paras Recording
Original Release Date: 1/1/2002
Re-Release Date: 7/9/2002
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: North America, Native American, Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 650113112321

Synopsis

Amazon.com
When you think of Afro-Cuban percussion, you're usually envisioning throbbing sensual grooves and the syncopated rhythms of congas, timbales, and cowbells in a frenzy of erotic dance overdrive. Flute player Gary Stroutsos hears something different. Inspired by the mystical Santeria religion of Cuba, Stroutsos has created an album of sparse meditations. With a pair of Afro-Cuban percussionists, his rhythms waft and wander as if in a sleepwalk. Occasionally, on tracks like "Elegua" and "Yemaya," a pulse actually threatens a groove. Across this textural landscape, Stroutsos improvises melodies based on traditional Yoruban chants, transposed to an assemblage of clay flutes and the Native American flute for which he's best known. While Stroutsos's two previous albums, Hidden World and Pacific Moon, played in electronic ambient spaces, Oru has a more organic sound, born of the earth. --John Diliberto

Similar CDs


Similarly Requested CDs

 

CD Reviews

A masterwork of cultural ethnomusicology
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 08/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oru: The Natural Order is a masterwork of cultural ethnomusicology and the result of an impressive collaborative effort by renowned flutists Gary Stroutsos and Danilo Lozano. Showcasing a heritage of Yoruba music (each of the eight racks comprising Oru: The Natural Order is named after a Yoruba deity) positioned to reflect a progressive natural order inherent in the heart of the Yoruba and Afro-Cuban cosmology. An enthusiastically recommended addition to any Caribbean or Cuban enthomusic collection, Oru: The Natural Order includes: Eleggua (4:26); Ogun (3:39); Babalu Aye (6:12); Ochun (6:43); Yemaya (7:38); Chango (7:39); Oya (6:00); and the solo flute piece Eleggua (5:34)."