Balancê

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
Los Angeles Daily News - Phillip Zonkel
Poignant simplicity and delightful African rhythms infuse this touching set from the acclaimed Cape Verdean singer-songwriter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/2006
  • Label: Times Square Records
  • UPC: 738572905422
  • Catalog Number: 9054
  • Sales rank: 37,589

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Balancê (4:32)
  2. 2 Bom Feeling (4:29)
  3. 3 Lisboa Kuya (4:33)
  4. 4 Ess Amor (4:02)
  5. 5 One Love (4:35)
  6. 6 Poka Terra (4:26)
  7. 7 Amor É (3:23)
  8. 8 Dam Bô (5:38)
  9. 9 Guisa (4:34)
  10. 10 Planeta Sukri (4:31)
  11. 11 Novidadi (3:51)
  12. 12 Muma Xeia (6:27)
  13. 13 De Nua (5:23)
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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
Nick Robbins Mastering
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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