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Balancê
     

Balancê

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by Sara Tavares
 
On her third album, singer Sara Tavares looks as much to her Cape Verde heritage as to her Portuguese upbringing, using her acoustic guitar and a variety of exotic percussion instruments to create a modified acoustic African pop sound over which she sings her melodic songs, which, if the English summaries are to be believed, concern themselves largely with optimistic,

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On her third album, singer Sara Tavares looks as much to her Cape Verde heritage as to her Portuguese upbringing, using her acoustic guitar and a variety of exotic percussion instruments to create a modified acoustic African pop sound over which she sings her melodic songs, which, if the English summaries are to be believed, concern themselves largely with optimistic, generalized expressions of love. Tavares has a jazzy vocal approach that at times recalls Rickie Lee Jones or Norah Jones, and her music has a light touch even when she speeds the tempo for a dance track such as "Poka Terra" (a duet with Melo D) or "Novidadi." She seems to be aiming at a hybrid approach that is neither strictly European nor African, and she largely succeeds, even if the music is more pleasant that substantive.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Daily News - Phillip Zonkel
Poignant simplicity and delightful African rhythms infuse this touching set from the acclaimed Cape Verdean singer-songwriter.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/2006
Label:
Times Square Records
UPC:
0738572905422
catalogNumber:
9054

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sara Tavares   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Tambourine,Triangle,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Hand Clapping,Rainstick,Shekere,Vocal Percussion,Guitar Effects,Metal Percussion,Guitar (Nylon String)
Boris   Vocal Ad-Libs
Julio Pereira   Mandolin
Boy Ge Mendes   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
D-Melo   Vocals
Costa Neto   Bass
Hernani Almeida   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Ana Moura   Vocals
Alexandre Rocha   Cuica,Shaker
Mick Trovoada   Conga,Vocals
Miroca Paris   Conga,Shaker

Technical Credits

Julio Pereira   Engineer
Jorge Barata   Engineer
António Cordeiro   Engineer
Hernani Almeida   Composer
Sara Tavares   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Samuel Henriques   Engineer

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Balancê 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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