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Songs to heal the world?,
This review is from: The Hour Of Two Lights (Audio CD)
Terry Hall and Mushtaq have created an anguished, haunting and yet spirited and uplifting response to the September 11th atrocities and the ensuing "war on terror". The songs are a sinuous blend of Arab and North African rhythms and Jewish melodies over laid with plaintive singing, rap,hip-hop beats, and ululations plus thought provoking lyrics delivered in
Hall's distinctive dead-pan vocal style.
Listening to the CD and thinking about the events that prompted it reminded me that, at the end of the day, whether you are American, Afghan, Iraqi,Iranian, British, whatever, what we want most from life is to bring our children up in safety and security with food on the table and a roof over our heads. Why does that seem like it is asking too much?
If music really could heal the world these songs would be one hell of an elastoplast!