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Paradise in Gazankulu
Harry Belafonte
Paradise in Gazankulu
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists


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All Artists: Harry Belafonte
Title: Paradise in Gazankulu
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Folk, Africa, Caribbean & Cuba, Calypso, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077774697125, 077774697149

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I wore out the tape. Why can't I find it on CD?
Oddjob | Mansfield, Mass., USA | 02/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In what may be one of the smoothest, most rhythmical protest-driven comebacks ever, Harry Belafonte slid back into the musical spotlight with this 1988 album. His voice roughened by the years, he uses it to great effect on passionate vignettes into South Africa in the Apartheid era.

Don't expect the vintage Harry's steel drums and calypso-- this is more often synth and guitar-driven world pop.

Track listing:
1. We Are The Wave
A joyous, uptempo opener in praise of people power: Apartheid and oppression are the rocks, and we are the waves, washing them into sand.

2. Paradise In Gazankulu
A cynical portrayal of life under someone else's thumb.

3. Skin To Skin (duet w. Jennifer Warnes)
A love song.

4. Amandla
Sounds like a simple song of longing for unfound love, until you realize that Amadla is Xhosa for power.

5. Kwela (Listen To The Man)
Sarcastic humor with a popping, uptempo feel

6. Monday To Monday
About working in the mines far from home.

7. Global Carnival
A party song for when we are all free

8. Capetown
A love song to a city.

9. Sisiwami (Sweet Sister)
About how it feels to watch a beautiful woman dance. And maybe more than that.

10. Move It
A call to action."