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Soul of Cape Verde Import

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1. Papa Joachin Paris - Cesaria Evora
2. Miss Perfumado - Humbertona & Piuna
3. Falso Testemunho - Maria Alice
4. Partida - Djosinha
5. Boas Festas - Luis Morais
6. Otilia/Otilio - Tito Paris
7. O Bernard' - Ana Firmino & Travadinha
8. Pais Di Mel - Teofilo Chantre
9. Situacoes Triangulares - Bau
10. Fidjo Maguado - Chico Serra
11. Sina De Cabo Verde - Bana
12. Galo Bedjo - Titina
13. Cercode - Mindel Band
14. Dia C'Tchuva Bem - Simentera
15. Carinha Di Bo Mae - Voz De Cabo Verde
16. Serpentina - Bana
17. Cutch Cutch - Amandio Cabral
18. Saude - Celina Pereira
19. Lundum - Celina Pereira & Paulino Vieira

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This 19-song compilation features a wide variety of artists from this small but influential island off the Senegalese coast. Opening with Cesaria Evora and an early tune, "Papa Joachim Paris," the album visits luminaries like Simentera, Paulino Vieira, and Tito Paris and introduces you to many less famous but deserving names. Real roots come from the Mindel Band with a raw violin and a perpetual groove. Luis Morais's band is jazzy and fun. Voz de Cabo Verde are sweet and homey. The album closes with a live, lush, yet ragged "Lundum" by Vieira and Celina Pereira, a perfect island tune of slight melody and lots of feeling. --Louis Gibson

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An excellent collection 17 May 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a wonderful CD, danceable,elegant, soulful. 74 minutes of music spread over 19 tracks. Perfect for the beach or long slow hot afternoons turning into nights. I listen to this in traffic and it never fails to put me in a better mood. Most of the artists on the album are female and if you like Cesaria Evora, Susanna Baca or Omara Portuondo than you will dig this.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
great collection 23 July 2006
By Hibiscus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you can find this, do get it. It's a great, ethnic, unusual collection of Cape Verde. Voices, drum, instruments have a great endearing quality!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Soul of Cape Verde exceeded expectations 5 Aug 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I found this CD in a local record store where it was in the World Music section. In the past I have enjoyed music from Africa. The music on this CD was described as being sort of a synthesis of music from Africa, Portugal and Brazil. This is a valid description. The music is gorgeous. Some of the most innovative and easy to listen-to music that I've heard in awhile. The fact that I do not understand the lyrics (Portuguese) did not detract. One test as to whether a music CD is worth it is whether it is played often. And I have played thos one often.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely gorgeous 27 Feb 2009
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Various Artists "THE SOUL OF CAPE VERDE"
(Tinder Production, 1996)
One of the best world music compilations ever, and certainly one the best -- if not THE best collections of music from Cape Verde. One gorgeous song after another... a real must-have record, worth tracking down. (DJ Joe Sixpack, Slipcue Guide To World Music)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A music fan 11 Dec 1999
By S. Ramirez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a fabulous CD. Though I'm a Latina and the lyrics are in portuguese the rythms are great for dancing. You will be pleased.
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