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World Music: Songs & Dances of the Azores (14 Songs)
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B
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A must for serious fans of Azorean folclore.
firstname.lastname@example.org | San Jose, CA | 11/12/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD features very old recordings, full of rare songs. I believe it is heavily influenced by Sao Miguel, but the island of Terciera gets in a few songs. Saudaude#4, which is really Saudade de Sao Miguel is a masterful instrumental reocording. Charamba is also a great instrumental. Don't expect great vocals or hi fidelity. It's pretty clear whoever recorded this in the early 1900's rounded up the nearby locals to perform. This does give it a very authentic feel. Look for the CD by Belaurora for better vocals, but somewhat less traditional arrangements. People unfamilar with Azorean folclore should look to Belaurora for something more accessible. However anyone found of world music old recordings will dig this. The best songs are not available as samples unfortunatly."
JosÚ MaurÝcio Lomelino Alves | San Diego, CA United States | 08/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although a re-recording of many of the favorites of the Island of São Miguel, it does touch a bit on the music of other islands in the Azores. It contains some of the more recognizable and popular repertoire of Azorean music and song. Quality is not the greatest, however, it is well worth the price for content."