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Alex Lindsay | Richmond, CA USA | 06/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this CD up a while back because it was a bargain. I have enjoyed it immensely. I usually pick up a sampler hoping to find one new artist that I can listen to. Almost all of the tracks on this CD clicked with me. The general tone is energetic without being too high-strung. There is a great exposure of different styles from around the globe. I came back here to Amazon to look for other work by artists on this CD."
Peaceful joyful World Music
Enrique Torres | San Diegotitlan, Califas | 09/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very good sampler from the Colors of the World series with an absolute incredibly [inexpensive] price. [...] you just can't beat the value , besides, the music is terrific. This is one of those one puts on to really feel the scope of world music. With samples from artists from all over the globe, in many different languages, rarely in English, some pure instrumentals, the music puntuates the universal nature and healing power of music. The sampler is heavy on African and Eastern music from esoteric faraway lands. Of particular interest is an excerpt from "Jogiya Kalingra" by Ali Akbar Khan who plays a mean Ravi Shankar-ish sitar accompanied by some reverberating tablas that send the listener into a fenzied Nirvana state and back. Another Eastern tune that is a fave is "Krishna" by Colonial Cousins, sung in English with some very poignant lyrics in light of recent ugly world events. After a mantra introduction concerning " darkness coming around and everyone fightning and killing one another" and how he should "come back as Jesus, Rama , Allah or as anyone to save the world" the music strikes a particular enlightening and optimistic chord. Other poignant lyrics are "Religion is the reason the world is breaking up into pieces." The song eventually ends with a lovely, peaceful flute and a fading chorus behind tablas that repeates "I'm waiting." The CD uses a color mark as a guide for identifying from what region of the globe the music comes from that is helpful. This is an excellent buy and well worth the [...] costs. A nice addition for World Music fans from which to seek the artists that most appeal to their tastes or just enjoy as is."
Fantastic bargain of a sampler disc.
Enrique Torres | 05/27/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is an incredible bargain of a sampler disc. My personal favorites are the selections from Gipsy Kings-soundalikes Gitano Family, dazzling flamenco guitarist Gerardo Nunez, and the free-spirited 'Calin Rua' from Dervish. African, Middle Eastern, and Indian selections round out the collection."