Beginner's Guide to World Grooves

Beginner's Guide to World Grooves

     
 
The tongue-in-cheek Beginner's Guide clause in the title of Nascente's three-CD, 46-track collection of world grooves should be taken as evidence that anybody who desires music equipped with what Harrison Birtwistle has called "a drum mechanism" can enjoy these beats and mixes under just about any circumstances. Most

Overview

The tongue-in-cheek Beginner's Guide clause in the title of Nascente's three-CD, 46-track collection of world grooves should be taken as evidence that anybody who desires music equipped with what Harrison Birtwistle has called "a drum mechanism" can enjoy these beats and mixes under just about any circumstances. Most individuals, with the exception of specialized "worldly" groove-ologists, will probably find this diverse sampler to be pleasantly humbling, as its multi-latitudinal range (extending well beyond those of many less ambitious "world music" compilations) may feel like a friendly crash course in global grooves. In addition to vintage recordings by Gil Scott-Heron and Taj Mahal, the listener bumps into mixes that originated in such varied locales as Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, the U.K., Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Cape Verde, India, Greece, and Turkey. While few African nations are represented, the overall influence of Pan African and Pan Caribbean cultures are detectable throughout. Stylistic variants and underpinnings include worldbeat, acid jazz, Chilean funk, Latin and Brazilian pop, rock en español, dub reggae, Afro-reggae, Afro-pop, techno pop, Greek pop, gypsy pop, flamenco groove, worldbeat electronica, Balkanalia electronica, Okinawan electronica, Balkan Madness dub, Italian house, and Cape Verdean fado. Unfortunately (if you scratch beneath the surface), the Turks are represented by the worrisomely named Ottoman Military Project and their contemporary techno dance mix update of "Ceddin Deden," a traditional Turkish military anthem that dates directly back to just before the well-documented Armenian Genocide of 1914-1918, during which more than one million Armenians were massacred by Turkish nationalists. The original march was composed by Kaptanzadi Ali Riza Bey (1881-1934), with lyrics by Ismail Hakki Bey that contained the incendiary passage: "Thus shall these cursed ones suffer abjection." With the Turkish Government continuing to deny that the Armenian Genocide ("Ermeni Soykirimi" in Turkish) ever even occurred, the disturbing historical background of "Ceddin Deden" and the insensitivity of a group willing to align themselves by name with the early 20th century militaristic arm of the Ottoman Empire momentarily casts a grim shadow over this otherwise enjoyable all-purpose collection of dance, trance, pop and techno beats from many distant lands.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2008
Label:
Nascente
UPC:
5014797135529
catalogNumber:
36

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Down Domination, Pt. 2
  2. Mar Afunda
  3. Periscópio
  4. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  5. E Isso Ai
  6. Jack Sou Brasileiro
  7. Se Puede
  8. Carretera
  9. Canibal
  10. Nenhum Motivo Explica a Guerra
  11. Super
  12. Cocktail Sunny
  13. Amor, Amor
  14. Move Around
  15. On the Border
  16. Amal Hayati

Disc 2

  1. Pop
  2. Los Angeles Underground
  3. It's Not My Style
  4. Tribute to J.B. Family
  5. Living...Am I Living
  6. No One Over 21
  7. Four Seasons vs Yoyo-C
  8. Akoba
  9. Elegbra
  10. Ze Aiò
  11. To Simadi
  12. Ceddin Deden
  13. Gimme Some High Energy
  14. Afro-Left

Disc 3

  1. Petit Pays
  2. Fishin' Blues
  3. Tainted Love
  4. Don't Give Up
  5. El Chacal
  6. Pelos Ares
  7. Recuerdo Apasionado
  8. El Estuche
  9. Akata Sundunchi
  10. Selene
  11. Something About Cuba
  12. The Lost Voices
  13. Nadie Como Vos
  14. Warriors in Peace
  15. Cancion Playera
  16. Je Parl Pà Fransé

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Héctor Buitrago   Vocals
Matt Dunkley   Conductor
Andrea Echeverri   Vocals
Cay Taylan   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ed Cobb   Composer
Sly Dunbar   Arranger,Composer
Chris Frank   Producer
Leftfield   Producer
Andres Levin   Producer
Gerard Prevost   Arranger,Producer
Paul Reyes   Composer
David Rubinson   Producer
Gil Scott-Heron   Composer
Robbie Shakespeare   Arranger,Composer
DJ Krush   Arranger,Composer
Nicolás Reyes   Composer
Adriana Calcanhotto   Composer,Producer
Nando Da Cruz   Composer
Chico Neves   Composer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Way Out West   Producer,Remixing
Héctor Buitrago   Composer
Russ Dewbury   Composer
Takkyu Ishino   Arranger,Composer
Bob Sinclar   Remixing
Marco Casaglia   Composer
Tonino Baliardo   Composer
Farias Staderini   Composer
Arnaldo Antunes   Composer
Gilbert Cohen   Producer
Lenine   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Last Minister   Composer
Varda Kakon   Producer
Andrea Echeverri   Composer
Max de Castro   Producer
Giorgos Alkeos   Composer
Cesar Pliego   Composer
Jairo Cliff   Composer
Larry Azuka   Composer
Can Hatipoglu   Remixing
Jose Conde   Arranger,Composer
Lekan Babalola   Composer
Kayode Samuel   Composer
Cay Taylan   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Mehbooba Band   Composer
Matally   Composer
Paulo Braga   Composer
Luna A. Whibbe   Composer
Nevenko Bucan   Composer
Irina Karamarkovic   Composer

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