Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.30 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Amazon.com Add to Cart
$9.95  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Twenty First Century Twenty First Year

Various Artists Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Price: $9.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by librex and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, April 21? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details


Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 15 Songs, 2009 $7.99  
Audio CD, 2009 $9.95  

Frequently Bought Together

Twenty First Century Twenty First Year + Luaka Bop Remix
Price for both: $24.80

Buy the selected items together
  • Luaka Bop Remix $14.85

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 26, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Luaka Bop
  • ASIN: B00265SCI4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #315,883 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)
2. Aht Uh Mi Hed
3. Fuzzy Freaky
4. Samba Sem Nenhum Problema
5. Keleya
6. Sexy
7. Rio Longe
8. Heart of Glass
9. Bacalao con Pan
10. Valentin
11. Sweet Melody
12. Defeito 2: Curiosidade
13. Whoever You Are
14. Static on the Radio
15. Baby

Editorial Reviews

Well, it is the 21st Century and concurrently our 21st year of existence. The congruence of these two 21 s (as Tom Ze says, it is when you become a legal man) seemed like something we should tell folks about. Not many record labels, especially ones that start out as a ''give'' on a major label solo artist deal, last this long. That could make us the kind of label that is incredibly safe, but since we really haven't been incredibly safe we must instead be incredibly lucky. We thought we d celebrate 21 years with the 'Twenty First Century, Twenty First Year' compilation of some our greatest ''hits''. - Love, Luaka Bop

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Luaka Bop started life as the pet record label of David Byrne as an outlet for his Brasilian musical discoveries but it wasn't long before it developed into one of the finest independent record labels on the planet, defying pigeon holes, albeit with a fondness for all things Brasilian, to become a home for interesting music rather than any particular genre.

Yale Evelev was brought in as co-owner and chief A&R man in 1990 and between them Byrne and Evelev have steered the Luaka ship on an idiosyncratic music course over the last 21 years, a major achievement for any label, especially considering the recent turbulent times for record sales which have hit the independent sector hardest.

Uneasy major label connections were finally severed in 97 with the demise of V2 records and with it a welcome relief from label pressure to sign the next Talking Heads rather than re-issue forgotten soul oddities like Shuggie Ottis, revive the career of ignored Brasilian psychedelic mavericks like Tom Ze or release snappily entitled compilations like the legendary `The Only Blip Hop Record You Will Ever Need Vol. 1'.

This compilation is a timely reminder of what a creative led record label looks like after 21 years. The one and only Jorge Ben kicks off proceedings with his breezy samba soul before Shuggie Otis reminds us why he could have been one of the soul greats. Mr. Byrne contributes with the spoken word soulful summer listening of `Fuzzy Freaky' and Marcio Local, one of the present kings of samba soul, drops a track from his excellent recent album.

The compilation is worth the price alone for the incredible Afro funk of Moussa Doumbia which somehow had evaded my radar.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Luaka Bop August 19, 2010
By Jordan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
very interesting Cd but loved every song. worth buying, great collection of music, sounds like all different cultures. its wonderful
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for Similar Items by Category

librex Privacy Statement librex Shipping Information librex Returns & Exchanges