Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sal De La Vida
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Three great singers from Sudan, Castile and Galicia have gathered together to just enjoy the simple pleasure of singing. In this very stripped-down production, there is room for the singers to explore their individual st... more »
Three great singers from Sudan, Castile and Galicia have gathered together to just enjoy the simple pleasure of singing. In this very stripped-down production, there is room for the singers to explore their individual styles and their different group dynamics. The music is often just guitar or percussion, or simple combinations of the two, with a touch of bass on a few tracks. Jesús Pimentel, the guitarist here, offers a beguiling range of rhythms from flamenco, Cuban, and Galician roots that are richly ornamented, but always in the service of the vocalists. The various combinations of Uxia's huskiness, Rasha's open chant, and Maria Salgado's Cuban-tinged Castilian formality offer interesting looks at music from the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal. The album is evenly divided by solo pieces (with the others often supplying choral backing) and full trio works where everyone explores some unusual harmonies by reaching into their own experience for both common ground and unique contrasts. --Louis Gibson
C. Davison | philadelphia | 09/09/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have owned this album for quite some time now. But let me say that the first time I heard it, my clock radio was going off at 8 in the morning. There was a world music show playing the second song off this album. I swear I thought the music so beautiful I believed I was still dreaming. I faded in and out while the song played and finally realized it was my clock radio and not a dream. Don't judge a book by it's cover (album art here is pretty sub-par). The content on this one is phenominal, trust me :) Any album you can listen to year after year and still walk away with something new gets my big 'ol thumbs upper. Thanks."