Divine Divas: A World of Women's Voices

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Brooke Wentz's inspired collection of women artists from around the world, GLOBAL DIVAS, launched a successful tour of artists Susana Baca, Stella Chiweshe, and Tish Hinojosa. It also birthed an estimable sequel, DIVINE DIVAS. The formula is same -- excellent selections, impeccably sequenced over three CDs. Some of the most underrated or lesser-known talents get top billing on this set: In addition to Baca and Hinojosa, the roster includes Sephardic Jewish music archivist Judy Frankel, Indonesian dangdut queen Detty Kurnia, and husky-voiced Claudia Gómez from Colombia. Of course, the scope of this excellent compilation, equally suited to reference and to casual ...
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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Brooke Wentz's inspired collection of women artists from around the world, GLOBAL DIVAS, launched a successful tour of artists Susana Baca, Stella Chiweshe, and Tish Hinojosa. It also birthed an estimable sequel, DIVINE DIVAS. The formula is same -- excellent selections, impeccably sequenced over three CDs. Some of the most underrated or lesser-known talents get top billing on this set: In addition to Baca and Hinojosa, the roster includes Sephardic Jewish music archivist Judy Frankel, Indonesian dangdut queen Detty Kurnia, and husky-voiced Claudia Gómez from Colombia. Of course, the scope of this excellent compilation, equally suited to reference and to casual listening, ranges from Mali's Nahawa Doumbia to Ani DiFranco.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/1997
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661507128
  • Catalog Number: 615071

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tierradentro (Inland) - Claudia Gomez (4:08)
  2. 2 La Sombra Negra (5:04)
  3. 3 The Rain Song - Sharon Burch (3:33)
  4. 4 Femmes d'Afrique - Nayanka Bell (4:31)
  5. 5 Comment Te Dire Adieu? - Françoise Hardy (2:22)
  6. 6 Déjame Llorar (Let Me Weep) - Tish Hinojosa (3:43)
  7. 7 Canto Di Hecate (Song of Hecate) - Alessandra Belloni (3:39)
  8. 8 Your Scarf Will Not Hold Your Hair @@Luljeta Ilia (1:59)
  9. 9 Mai Kai No Kauai - Rose Moe (2:45)
  10. 10 Emo Neuvoi @@MeNaiset (4:47)
  11. 11 Amazing Grace - Ani DiFranco (7:09)
  12. 12 The Foggy Dew - Cathie O'Sullivan (4:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Dejate Amar - India (5:04)
  2. 2 Laban Ko - Nahawa Doumbia (5:15)
  3. 3 Receita de Samba - Joyce (4:24)
  4. 4 Jheel Mai Chand - Najma (5:22)
  5. 5 Maria Lando - Susana Baca (5:36)
  6. 6 Ya Habibi (My Love) - Malouma Mint Maideh (6:06)
  7. 7 Wayala - Fadela & Sahrawi (4:47)
  8. 8 Baby, Now That I've Found You - Alison Krauss (3:49)
  9. 9 Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Lin (Summer, Summer) (Ireland) - Nóirín Ní Riain (3:26)
  10. 10 Sorban Palid (Skimming Turbans) - Detty Kurnia (5:01)
  11. 11 Lamara - M'Bilia Bel (6:52)
  12. 12 Stepping out of Babylon - Marcia Griffiths (4:05)
  13. 13 Illoqarfik (The Town) - Marina Lima (3:27)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Durme Hermoza Donzella (Sleep Beautiful Damsel) - Judy Frankel (4:05)
  2. 2 Come on in My Kitchen - Cassandra Wilson (4:54)
  3. 3 Sekusile - Dark City Sisters (2:31)
  4. 4 La Guyanaise - Sylviane Cedia (4:08)
  5. 5 Mango Mangue - Merceditas Valdés (4:04)
  6. 6 Mal de Amor - Saozinha (4:08)
  7. 7 The Prisoner's Song - Vasmalom (3:37)
  8. 8 Moritat (Mack the Knife) - Dagmar Krause (2:40)
  9. 9 Sudden Waves - June Tabor (6:26)
  10. 10 Viento Pasajero - Emma Junaro (3:19)
  11. 11 Navai - Sussan Deyhim (5:51)
  12. 12 Souflé Van - Toto Bissainthe (6:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alison Krauss Fiddle, Viola, Vocals, Track Performer
Tish Hinojosa Guitar, Track Performer
June Tabor Vocals, Track Performer
Paul Halley Piano
Najma Track Performer
Ringo Starr Multi Instruments
Marcos Silva Synthesizer
Cassandra Wilson Vocals, Track Performer
Joyce Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Glen Velez Percussion, Shaker
India Track Performer
Dagmar Krause Track Performer
NASA Choir, Chorus
Cathie O'Sullivan Track Performer
Françoise Hardy Vocals, Track Performer
Nahawa Doumbia Vocals, Track Performer
M'Bilia Bel Vocals, Track Performer
Djanka Diabate Track Performer
Tshala Muana Track Performer
Totó La Momposina Vocals
Judy Frankel Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Marina Lima Track Performer
Sharon Burch Track Performer
Ani DiFranco Guitar, Vocals, Sampling, Track Performer
Emma Junaro Vocals, Track Performer
Johnny Rivera Background Vocals
Bobby Allende Bongos
Barry Bales Acoustic Bass
Nayanka Bell Track Performer
Ron Block Guitar, Tenor (Vocal)
Jeff Buenz Guitar
Teco Cardoso Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Lance Carter Drums
Tony Cedras Accordion
Mamadou Doumbia Guitar
Mark Emerson Violin, Viola
Flaco Jiménez Accordion
Sammy Garcia Conga
Charlie Giordano Accordion
Claudia Gomez Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Gordon Gottlieb Caxixi, Hi Hat
Marcia Griffiths Track Performer
Assitan Keita Background Vocals
Makoto Kubota Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards
John La Barbera Guitar, Mandolin, Oud, Chitarrone, Mandocello
Mark Lockheart Clarinet
Sizao Machado Bass
Kenny Malone Conga
Rose Moe Track Performer
Jerry O'Sullivan uillean pipes
Papo Pepin Conga
Karl Perazzo Percussion
Dudley Phillips Bass
Marc Quiñones Percussion, Timbales
Piro Rodriguez Trumpet
Brandon Ross Steel Guitar
John Santos Percussion
Cheick Tidiane Seck Keyboards
Adam Steffey Mandolin, Mandola
Dan Tyminski Bass (Vocal)
Merceditas Valdés Track Performer
Huw Warren Piano
Jeff Warschauer Guitar
Richie Bastar Conga
Ramiro Mendes Guitar, Cavaquinho, Chucalho
Jordan Rudess Synthesizer
Marina Schmidt Vocals
Detty Kurnia Vocals, Track Performer
Sergio George Keyboards
Abdoulaye Diabate Background Vocals
Dark City Sisters Track Performer
Rafael Ramos Guitar
Fadela & Sahrawi Track Performer
Claude Sommier Piano
Saozinha Vocals, Track Performer
Sussan Deyhim Track Performer
Tutty Moreno Drums
Susana Baca Track Performer
Christa Patton Harp, Oboe
Ngou Bagayoko Rhythm Guitar
Raymond Betzi Percussion
Fernando Cabero Guitar, Percussion, Piano
Susan Eberenz Flute, Piccolo, Recorder
Oscar "Kaquito" Escobar tiple
Yuka Kido Flute
François Lancréot Flute, Percussion
Imam Muchri Gamelan
László Nemessányi Double Bass
Marco Vinicio Oyaga Bongos, cowbell, Timba
François Perret Bass
Rubén Rodrígez Bass
Oréstes "Puchungo" Rosque Choir, Chorus, Claves
Tay Spiegel Dholki
Koko Wahyudin Kendang
Dario Castro Maracas, Choir, Chorus
Mozar Terra Piano
Mare Sonogo Percussion
Ferenc Tobak Bagpipes, Flute
Alessandra Beloni Castanets, Tambourine, Vocals
Manian Damba Background Vocals
Akonio Dolo Percussion
Hans Lange Keyboards
Malouma Mint Maideh Track Performer
Alessandra Belloni Track Performer
Abraham Stuart Violin
Vasmalom Track Performer
Sylviane Cedia Track Performer
Silverio Simpson Trumpet
Technical Credits
Bob Brozman Arranger
Glen Velez Contributor
Cathie O'Sullivan Arranger
Ani DiFranco Arranger
Richard Blair Engineer
Claudia Gomez translation
John La Barbera Director, Contributor
John Newton Composer
Jean-Pierre Sabar Contributor
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
Ramiro Mendes Contributor
Sergio George drum programming
Ngou Bagayoko Arranger, Producer
Louisa Hujstader Liner Notes
Kideo Inoura drum programming
Joel Makamura Illustrations
Liam McDowall Engineer
Tay Spiegel Contributor
Alessandra Beloni Art Direction
Basil Anderson Producer
Andrés Hernández Font Arranger
A.K. Liedes Arranger
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