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A Curva Da Cintura (Mali - Brasil)

Arnaldo Antunes, A Curva Da Cintura Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mais Um Discos
  • ASIN: B007ZW33EQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,048 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cê Não Vai Me Acompa nhar
2. A Curva Da Cintura
3. Grão De Chãos
4. Kaira
5. Ir, Mão
6. Se Você
7. Um Senhor
8. Cara
9. Psiu
10. Que Me Continua
11. Neblina De Areia
12. Muito Além
13. Coração De Mãe
14. Meu Cabelo

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Following a showstopping collaboration at the 2010 edition of the Brazilian festival Back2Black, Grammy-winning Toumani Diabaté invited Brazilian songwriter, poet and artist Arnaldo Antunes and guitar-hero Edgard Scandurra to Mali to record with him. The resulting album ‘A Curva Da Cintura’ is released on London based Brazilian imprint Mais Um Discos. Arnaldo and Edgard arrived in Mali in April 2011 with a collection of songs they had written together. With Malian musicians they combined rock ‘n’ roll, African roots and blues to create an uplifting Afro-Brazilian fusion that celebrates the spirit of collaboration and connects Mali and Brazil in a way that blurs geographical and musical boundaries. As one of the most influential African musicians of the 21st century Toumani Diabaté needs no introduction. The 71st generation of his family to play the kora, he has released over 10 solo and collaborative albums, winning the Best Traditional World Music Album at the Grammys in 2010 and 11. Arnaldo Antunes is a legendary Paulistina (native of Sao-Paulo) who rose to fame in the early 80s as the driving force behind Titas, one of Brazil’s most influential and popular rock groups of the 80s. Edgard Scandurra is a Paulistina guitarist, composer and singer who was a founder member of Ira!, one of the most important contemporary Brazilian rock groups. Listed as one of the 100 Greatest Brazilian Artists by Brazilian Rolling Stone. Toumani’s sublime kora playing is the perfect contrast to Arnaldo’s sombre almost mechanical voice. Also featured is Toumani's son Sidiki, Afrocubism band member Fode Lassana Diabaté on balafon and Zoumana Tereta who adds his guttural soku fiddle.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Brasil + Mali = ? 6 Nov 2012
By rob w
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This attempt at the mixing of two great musical cultures is something of a disappointment as i had expected more from Toumani Diabate who's previous albums i had greatly enjoyed but this collaboration fails to spark. while not being actually bad it doesn't have anything to lift it into the really enjoyable. For those wishing to discover toumani diabate i would suggest you look elsewhere in particular his 'Symmetric Orchestra' album and 'The Mande Variations'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Connection Brazil-Mali 6 July 2012
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Arnaldo's sturdy, quietly intense vocals and straightforward melodies are set against complex backing provided by intertwining Diabaté's kora and Scandurra's guitar. Beautiful, poetical, experimental. Arnaldo's lyrics and poetry at its best.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A decent collaboration 2 Jan 2013
By Tinomuvonga Musingarimi - Published on
I am huge fan of Toumani Diabate and will buy anything with his name on it. I say this, so that the reader can understand where I am coming from. With that in mind, I'd also add that I am unfamiliar with Arnaldo Antunes or Edgard Scandurra, since I don't follow Brazilian music.

Is it telling that, after listening to this album, I don't find myself searching for more Brazilian music? Like the other reviewer mentioned, this album is more Brazilian than Malian. It doesn't even really feel like a properly fleshed collaboration. At times it feels like a Brazilian song has the Kora tacked onto it. Kaira, a song from Toumani's debut album sounds completely different and I don't think it comes out of it all that great.

The reason I don't rate this album lower is because, I suspect fans of Antunes and Scandurra will find it very enjoyable and refreshing. Toumani has done collaborations before and I am buying the music because I know the one chance he gets to exert himself will be worth the cost of admission. On Kulanjan with Taj Mahal it was K'an Ben and Tunkaranke. To it's credit, I don't think there is a single terrible track on this album. My favorite track, Neblina de Areia is acoustic and lets the instruments do the talking. Toumani gets his chance to shine as he leads.
4.0 out of 5 stars Mali meets Brazil 24 Dec 2012
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The total here is greater than the sum of its parts as two Brazilian aces are joined by a top Malian player. Not a bad song on the album, which is usually in the traditional realm (and generally more Brazilian than Malian), but fresh-sounding and contemporary at the same time.
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