3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
profound and powerful, this music POPS!,
This review is from: Songhai (MP3 Music)
This album is fabulous . . . but very hard to describe. Let me try to capture its power and beauty by what it is not.
1. It is certainly not some lazy "fusion" or "world" music where some fading yet privileged pop star discovers struggling artists and throws together some silly empty little album.
2. At the same time, it isn't purely ANYTHING. There's plenty of profound influence from the strings and rhythms of Mali, but the flamenco flow is powerful too.
3. Finally and most emphatically, it's not something to just throw on in the background and let play without thought. It sounded great the first time and even better the third or fourth time, played straight through.
If you are interested in masterful strings and modern music influenced by ancient traditions, listen to this album!