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A City Called Heaven
Olly Wilson, Alvin Elliot Singleton, Wendel Logan
A City Called Heaven
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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Showcase of New Music
AfroAmericanHeritage | Wisconsin | 04/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A City Called Heaven showcases six accomplished contemporary African-American voices: Olly Wilson, Alvin Singleton, Wendell Logan, Tania Leon, T. J. Anderson, and Anthony Davis. Though sharing the common link of the African Diaspora, this is an eclectic collection borrowing from many cultural legacies. My favorite piece is Anthony Davis' "Wayang II" (Shadow Dance.) Its multiple and contstantly changing layers of melody, metrical settings and tempi are mesmerizing, a kaleidoscope of sound.Now I must confess I'm not generally a big fan of post modern music; I prefer to listen and enjoy with my ears first and my brain second. (In other words, I prefer melody.) But I'm sure anyone who does like this sort of music will be impressed and pleased by what they find here, and especially by the performances of Thamyris, Atlanta's internationally famous contemporary music ensemble."