Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Le Cant Basque
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, World Music, Pop, Classical
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Genuine basque songs by a genuine basque choir
Stephen Taylor | 12/03/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As in their first CD, oldarra sing euskadi with true feelings. Old choirs never die. If you ever have the opportunity to hear them live, don't miss it."
katedyer | San Francisco, CA USA | 09/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We had no idea what we were getting when we ordered this CD -- in fact, we had been hoping for "txistu" Basque flute music (which this, decidedly, is not). But we have been BLOWN AWAY by this a capella male chorus, singing soulful chant-like traditional tunes in Euskadi, the Basque language. We listen to it on Sunday mornings, while hosting dinner parties, or whenever we want to fill our home with wonderful music. HIGHLY recommended. We would buy any other CD this group produces."
Essential Basque traditional music - male choir
M. J. Smith | Seattle, WA USA | 08/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The choir was founded specifically to rediscover/retain the Basque cultural musical tradition. If this is the music they are preserving, I wish them nothing but the best. Most of the music is traditional but with known composers for the harmony. The selections include in track order: (1) separated lovers (2)a religious greeting (3) mother, child and ne'er-do-well father (4) epiphany song (5) sea-chanty (6) Easter hymn (7) Ave Maria ...The music is sufficiently varied to make the collection interesting. While the music has similarities to Gregorian chant and Hispanic folk music, it is sufficiently different to keep you guessing as to its source (unless you just happen to be intimately familiar with Basque folk music).Listen to the clips and expect the entire cd to be as good or better than the clips."