Dublin to Dakar: A Celtic Odyssey

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
A person could spend a fortune acquiring all of the excellent Celtic compilations that came out in the 1990s. The thing that sets Dublin to Dakar: A Celtic Odyssey apart from the majority of them is the fact that Putumayo looked at a variety of countries in its search for Celtic-minded sounds. Celtic music comes primarily from Ireland and Scotland, but most of the artists heard on this eclectic CD which spans 1996-98 aren't Irish or Scottish. Dublin to Dakar offers everything from the Scandinavian/Celtic fusion of Norwegian singer Rita Erikson's take on "Villemann og Magnhild" a traditional Norwegian folk ballad to Algerian superstar Cheb Mami's "Azwaw 2" an unlikely ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
A person could spend a fortune acquiring all of the excellent Celtic compilations that came out in the 1990s. The thing that sets Dublin to Dakar: A Celtic Odyssey apart from the majority of them is the fact that Putumayo looked at a variety of countries in its search for Celtic-minded sounds. Celtic music comes primarily from Ireland and Scotland, but most of the artists heard on this eclectic CD which spans 1996-98 aren't Irish or Scottish. Dublin to Dakar offers everything from the Scandinavian/Celtic fusion of Norwegian singer Rita Erikson's take on "Villemann og Magnhild" a traditional Norwegian folk ballad to Algerian superstar Cheb Mami's "Azwaw 2" an unlikely rai/Celtic hybrid and Italian group the Modena City Ramblers' "Canzone Dalla Fine Del Monda," which combines a Celtic structure with Italian lyrics. It might be hard to imagine Celtic music sung in Italian, but it works perfectly. Meanwhile, the Irish singers heard on this compilation do a lot of experimenting themselves. Brigid Boden unites a reggae beat with Celtic harmonies on "One Glimpse of You," and Aine Minogue fuses Celtic, North African and Indian elements on "O Boro Braindi Braindi." Like many other Putumayo compilations, Dublin to Dakar is exciting because it avoids the obvious.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/1999
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • UPC: 790248014746
  • Catalog Number: 147

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A United Earth I (5:31)
  2. 2 One Glimpse Of You (3:50)
  3. 3 Canzone Dalla Fine Del Mondo - Modena City Ramblers (3:49)
  4. 4 Soiridh Leis (6:12)
  5. 5 Azwaw 2 - Cheb Mami (6:12)
  6. 6 O Boro Braindi Braindi - Aine Minogue (3:49)
  7. 7 Co Ni Mire Rium? (Who Will Have Fun with Me) (3:20)
  8. 8 Os Tempos Son Chegados - Na Lua (3:38)
  9. 9 Rusty Nails - Kila (4:25)
  10. 10 Villemann Og Magnhild - Rita Eriksen (3:20)
  11. 11 Street Of Dreams (3:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Capercaillie Track Performer
Alan Stivell Track Performer
Oysterband Track Performer
Baka Beyond Track Performer
Youssou N'Dour Track Performer
Brigid Boden Track Performer
Sibeba Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dan Storper Executive Producer
Tony Gillis Mastering
Nicola Heindl Illustrations
Daren Gill Mastering
Jacob Edgar Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eclectic, funky and really cool.

    Fanciful combinations of Celtic and other world music styles from African, Continental, Celtic and Scandinavian artists. The back cover of this album sums it up well: “African, Gypsy, Latin, Arabic, Indian, Scandinavian and Reggae elements are combined with Celtic music to create a unique, cross-cultural musical feast.” Some of the more familiar musicians featured are Capercaillie, Kila, Aine Minogue, Alan Stivell, Baka Beyond and Cheb Mami. All of the selections are striking, but I particularly enjoy Monogue’s slinky, spooky, tabla-punctuated “O Boro Braindi Braindi”, and Mami’s track “Azwaw2”, which combines rai with the pipes, fiddles and flutes of the Breton group Bagad de Kemper. It’s fascinating to listen to works like these and hear how seamlessly the music of different cultures, old and new, can flow together. “All are one”, and yet individuality is not only maintained but celebrated. May life imitate art …

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love it

    If you're a fan of Putumayo recordings and want to move beyond your traditional Celtic music collection, this is perfect. Especially check out tracks 5 and 11.

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