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Uakti
Mapa
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Latin Music
 
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All Artists: Uakti
Title: Mapa
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Philips
Original Release Date: 3/10/1992
Release Date: 3/10/1992
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Andes, Brazil, Latin Music, Meditation, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 028943296526, 028943296540, 028943296557

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Background music that's not ambient
rubidium84 | Ft. Calhoun, NE | 07/31/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The four members of Uakti (pronounced wa-KEE-chi) all have musical degrees and jobs in various brazilian orchestras, but they would much rather be making instruments of their own design, and performing music on them that ranges from minimalist to melodic to avant-garde. This is not your typical "Ambient" music, and it is DEFENITLEY not "Ethnic" in any way. (Truly good music cannot be limited to any one culture group, and to do so would deprive the music of it's universal appreciability, but that's another discussion.) At times it is achingly poigniant, at other times powerfully optimistic, but never trite or contrived. I have never heard such an amazing group. They created their own musical language, and had to make from scratch instruments suitable to express it.
"A Lenda" is my favorite track, especially the middle (percussive) section and the beautiful, understated close. Surprisingly, I bought this CD because of the version of Ravel's "Bolero" found at the end (I'm a Bolero nut, obsessed almost). I didn't like the Bolero, but the rest of the disc more than makes up.
In closing I'll say that you should buy this CD if you are looking for music that's unlike anything else, or if you're searching for an "Ambient/New Age" album that you can actually LISTEN to, rather than those whale noise CD's which don't go anywhere."
International New Age
C. H Smith | Bowling Green, Kentucky United States | 01/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The four-man band Uakti consists of four Brazilians who have come together to explore a gentle 'New Age' approach to the philosophy and sounds of the rainforest. They create the instruments, consisting largely of flutes and percussion, themselves--often without prior models. The overall sound produced is neither exactly ambient nor exactly tune-directed, and entirely unique. All of their albums I know are pretty much the same, presentation-wise and quality-wise. This is good pleasant music to have on in the background while eating, lounging, or working."
Song on Rush's "Rush in Rio" DVD from this CD
Steven Longo | NJ, United States | 02/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Rush used the song - "Trilobita" on the Rush in Rio DVD during the credits. It's a very nice percussive piece. I'm not totally sure what instruments are being played (I would guess Marimba or Balophone). It's very reminiscent of works that Neil Peart has written in the past (eg. Pieces of Eight, Momo's Dance Party, etc.) and fits in great with the Brazilian themed concert. Percussion fans should check this one out."