5.0 out of 5 stars
Lamp Fall, 4 Feb. 2010
I love playing this CD in the car. It excludes up beat, cheerful movement, African rhythms and sunshine as I drive along on a dreary British winters day. Each track is distinctive and different blending of African music with Cuban, Spanish and Brazilian styles. The first track is a love song that starts with a French style accordion and the sound of the lyrics almost seems to embody a rather Gallic shrug of the shoulders to the song.
There are a host of accomplished musicians on this CD playing a whole variety of instruments. As well as brilliant African percussion instruments,the guitar work is skillful and excellent. There are flutes and I particularly enjoyed the Saxophone too. On the last track he sings with a female choir.
Track 6 is one of my favourite tracks which starts with a very heavy bass ballenced by soft lyrical singing.
His singing sounds great and even though I don't understand much of the lyrics somehow I end up singing along too.