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Kotto
Hijas Del Sol
Kotto
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

"Kotto" is a pleasing blend of roots music from a country that until recently has been fairly reclusive. The outgoing voices of Hijas Del Sol are an engaging introduction to the music of Equatorial Guinea, a former Span...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Hijas Del Sol
Title: Kotto
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nubenegra
Release Date: 6/9/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 675754676421, 750447322929

Synopsis

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"Kotto" is a pleasing blend of roots music from a country that until recently has been fairly reclusive. The outgoing voices of Hijas Del Sol are an engaging introduction to the music of Equatorial Guinea, a former Spanish colony in West Central Africa and a rich melting pot of cultural influences. Piruchi Apo and Paloma Loribo are the talented vocalists at the core of this recording, and several a cappella pieces featuring their close harmonies and percolating rhythmic vocal embellishments are interspersed amongst the tunes here. There are a variety of pan- African styles on this CD including reggae, zouk-makossa, and afro-pop, all well played on electric instruments with solid percussion underpinnings. A few songs feature acoustic instruments like accordion, clarinet, and violin and evoke bygone days and earlier styles of music. This is a satisfying CD by two women with a bright future. --Jeff Grubb
 

CD Reviews

Exciting music from african duo with a pop bent
Andres C. Salama | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 01/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Hijas del Sol is a superb duo (aunt and nephew) from Equatorial Guinea, a former spanish colony in West Africa. Singing in spanish and the local language of Bubi, they deserve to be better known. The best tracks in my opinion are 1, 3, 6, and 7. Their music combines the traditional with the modern in a exciting way."