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Sofrito: International Sound Clash
Import CD (Strut 097), Released 2012;
Editor's Pick:
Taking in everything from the bump of ’70s Haitian cadence to the swing of synth-drenched soukous, from the hypnotic refrain of a Guadeloupean carnival rhythm to DIY disco from Cameroon, the compilation reflects the sound of a Sofrito session in full swing…
"There are some real treats on this album, none more so than the opener by Lord Shorty & Vibrations International “Vibrations Groove”. With an opening line, delivered in deep, sonorous, rich velvet Trinidadian tones (how many more clichés?) “My name is Lord Shorty / And my band is the Vibrations International / We want to introduce you to a new musical sound called Soca / The sound of Calypso.”
...Next up La Pesada throw up shimmering cumbia with “Cumbia y Tambo (En La Lluvia), great horn section and piano lines over a repeating vocal line and it’s into the Afro-Caribbean sounds of the Midnight Groovers and their very African sounding guitar rhythms played over organ and Caribbean vocal patterns.
...Everything about this record is quality, from the double vinyl release, the individual and thoughtfully designed artwork, the impeccable sequencing of the tracks and of course the incredible array of sounds from across the globe that come together to make the hour or so of listening so pleasurable and where suddenly the world a much sunnier and better place to be.
This album will please those armchair musical anthropologists amongst us whilst appealing to the merely curious. Whichever camp you fall into, you won’t be disappointed with your purchase of this stunning album." (excerpted from Jez Collins review from popmatters.com) (label, 2012-08-01)
Song titles include:
Vibrations Groove - Lord Shorty & Vibrations International
Cumbia Y Tambo (En La Lluvia) - La Pesada
O Ti Yo - Midnight Groovers
Fe'm Confiance (Tropical Treats Edit) - Les Difficiles De Pétion-Ville
Nabed Nade Ei Piny Ka - Owiny Sigoma Band
Lésé Yo Palé - Mas Ka Klé
Pour Chercher Le Magot - Kiland Et L'Orchestre Mabatalaï
Ebolo - Bell'a Njoh
The Path (Sofrito Edit) - Concept Neuf
La Zorra Y El Perol - Grupo Canalon De Timbiqui
Information Par Le Mistral - Sartana Et Son Groupe Mistral
Agarralo Que Eso Es Tuyo - Luis Kalaff Y Sus Alegres Dominicanos
El Manicero Se Va - Afro Festival Led By Fantastic Tchico Tchicaya
Mwekuru Muthao - Melodica Teens Band
Category: Dance Traditions => Tropical Dance: Various
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