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Portugal: Music From the Edge of Europe
Various Artists
Portugal: Music From the Edge of Europe
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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The edge referred to is geographic, not a reference to progressiveness or difficulty. In fact, this is a diverse album of roots and wings from Portugal, featuring both wonderful folk and new- folk. The most famous music ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Portugal: Music From the Edge of Europe
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Original Release Date: 2/10/1998
Release Date: 2/10/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724385927027

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The edge referred to is geographic, not a reference to progressiveness or difficulty. In fact, this is a diverse album of roots and wings from Portugal, featuring both wonderful folk and new- folk. The most famous music of Portugal is fado. The traditional side is well represented by two tracks from the inimitable Amalia Rodrigues, accompanied only by guitar. It is "the singer, not the song," and she proves it. The other side of the coin is best shown by Madredeus, a contemporary ensemble that straddles Piazzolla's drama and Kronos Quartet's modern "edge." In between are some fair to good pop music tracks and some excellent jazz-fado fusions that show the music is alive and growing. --Louis Gibson

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CD Reviews

Spectacular Introduction to Portugese Music
mjsandler@globalbiz.net | United States | 11/09/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Cd will give any one a great introduction to this form of music. This album is as exciting as Caetano Veloso Cd"s. The many voices and instruments are superb I first heard the album CBC Radio and could only find ot on Amazon."
The best musical compilation from Portugal
Rohn_DeSilva@yahoo.com | Jersey City, NJ | 07/25/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This the best CD that I have in my collection of music from Portugal. Music from FADO to popular music; and singer from Amalia Rodrigues, Queen of Fado, to Madredeus, the best group in Portugal is covered. Must have album for anyone interested in various musical arts and forms from Portugal."
An excellent album in Camões language.
Odiseo55@hotmail.com | 07/27/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I hope that in the future the Atlantic Ocean could bring us more albums like this..."