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Digdig
Rene Lacaille, Bob Brozman
Digdig
Genres: International Music, Pop
 
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L'Ile de la Réunion is the alluring volcanic island situated 600 miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean and is home to a vibrant culture that is passionate, joyous, sexy and rhythmic. Digdig unlocks the shimmering be...  more »

     
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All Artists: Rene Lacaille, Bob Brozman
Title: Digdig
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Riverboat
Release Date: 4/15/2002
Genres: International Music, Pop
Styles: Africa, Europe, Eastern Europe, Pacific Islands, Hawaii
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 605633002522

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L'Ile de la Réunion is the alluring volcanic island situated 600 miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean and is home to a vibrant culture that is passionate, joyous, sexy and rhythmic. Digdig unlocks the shimmering beauty of this island's music with this magical collaboration between La Réunion's accomplished accordionist and guitarist René Lacaille and musical explorer, Bob Brozman. Digdig presents the music that evokes the natural elements of fire, wind and ocean at work on the beautiful island of La Réunion and also pushes boundaries with pleasant surprises around every corner.
 

CD Reviews

Mood-music for people in a great mood!
Pharoah S. Wail | Inner Space | 04/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With this release Bob Brozman proves to me once again why he is one of my favorite musicians. There are alot of "genre-blending world music" cd's out there in the last decade and many of them fall flat, being merely a bland "middle ground" mish-mash of the music of two or more cultures. This isn't one of those! This is distinct, vibrant music with character. Not just a lazy-sounding mixture of a bit of this and a bit of that...I love the mood of DigDig. To me it sounds as if a little French village evolved in the middle of a tropical oasis where Africans and Hawaiians joined in to create the perfect danceable music for locals to groove the night away as the colorful sunset reflects off of the ocean. Depression, anxiety, and stress are completely foreign to this wonderful music.Unfortunately I have never heard Rene Lacaille outside of this cd yet so I can't compare DigDig to his other cd available here, Patanpo. I will get that soon enough though based on how much I love this cd.I think there's something for everyone on this cd (everyone who may like this to begin with, that is). There are tracks with vocals (in Creole or French), some of which make me imagine some sort of goofy European comedic film (I mean that in a good way), and then there are the grooving instrumental tunes which I think will probably be most peoples favorite tunes on the disc.A couple years ago Takashi Hirayasu and Bob's cd "Jin Jin" was hailed as one of the best cd's of the year. I disagreed although I still think the title-track is brilliant. Whether you loved Jin Jin or not, I recommend buying DigDig. DigDig blows Jin Jin away.Yes the year is young and no one knows what the future holds, but as of right now (4/2/02) this is my favorite release of the year."
Superb Introduction to Non-Western Time Signatures
C. Clark | 03/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the few CDs in my collection that I can listen to several times in succession without finding it repetitive. This is my first CD with either Brozman or Lacaille, and I learned of its existence after hearing Brozman interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air. The interview discussed time signatures in great detail, and this album is an excellent introduction to non-Western time signatures (I don't think you'll find a single 4/4 piece). The CD packaging itself is exceptional, with great liner notes (since the songs are sung in different languages, the liner notes kindly provide a translation). One of the best music purchases I've made in the last 5 years."
A flawless, joyous album
J. TIMMERMAN | 04/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unique, evocative, and after the second listen, irresistable. Track 12's intensely bouyant version of Debussy's Toccata describes perfectly the way I feel about my wife and child. Be sure to turn up the base!"