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Some tracks reveal a harsh reality of dreams lost such as the melancholic lament of "Long Is The Way" which tells the story of a boy who set sail in "pursuit of fortune and fame" only to return to his island abashed and empty-handed. On the incredibly moving song "I Want Love," Jehro sings about a child soldier who yearns for the basic necessities of life: "they told me Im joining a family, but here I aint nobodys son, my brothers are right here beside me, we share our hunger and we share our gun."
Jehro also delivers rich and colorful effervescent love songs such as "Sweet," an intoxicating melody about finding love in the most unusual places. He sings "I first saw you in the market place, chopping peeling sticks of sugar cane, I fell in love with your sweet smile." While on songs like "Shantytown Carnival" he transports the listener to an island party with vivid descriptions of the sights and sounds, "rum will flow, crowd will grow, filling the streets as drums start to beat."
Jehro has already received glowing reviews from two of Frances leading newspapers. Liberation (Paris, France) says, "Jehro cross-pollinates island music to create a new, soulful Caribbean sound," and Le Figaro (Paris, France) describes the album as "amazingly fresh and simple, fortified with Caribbean vitamins."
"Jehro cross-pollinates island music to create a new, soulful Caribbean sound." -- LIBÉRATION
Top Customer Reviews
And no better way to accompany the turning of the season than with Jehro. Summertime is right around the corner and Jehro is bringing the sunshine. This cd embodies the spirit of summer - from long lazy days on the beach to dancing outside in the cool summer nights. Grab a beer, a glass of wine, or whatever your drink of choice is...and relax to the sounds of Jehro.
I rarely listen to "world music" because I find most of it to be boring or something I can't relate to. Jehro is from France, but they sound more Caribbean/Latin then anything else! They don't sing in French - they actually sing a few songs in Spanish and they sound gorgeously romantic!
Each song is fun, melodic, moving, simple-yet-beautiful. I particularly like the first 3 songs on the album (they have melodies that get stuck in my head), but there is NOT a bad song on this album.
Expand your horizons, get some music you can sing to that sounds like Stevie Wonder met Sade met Pancho Sanchez...GET JEHRO!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very easy listening, yet some of the songs just make me want to dance. I love Jehro! Great voice, great instrumentals, interesting lyrics.Published 20 months ago by shasta mama
I received this awesome CD, in a very short time frame.
Would definitely order from this person again! Thanks~
I heard "Everything" on an NPR/world cafe broadcast and thought it was pretty catchy. I went against my rule that I must have heard and really liked at least songs before I make... Read morePublished on March 21, 2008 by Andrew H. Lewis
I always preview the CD's recommended by amazon.com after a purchase. I listened to the first song and could not stop till the end of the CD. Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by Laurent
Just get it and enjoy if you remotely like Jack Johnson and Manuchau.Published on May 10, 2007 by Joeunity