Eclipse

Eclipse

by Lura
     
 

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Lura was born in Lisbon of Cape Verdean parents, and her music is more reflective of the island nation that became independent in the year of her birth than it is of Portugal. On Eclipse, she mixes styles from her islands, from Europe, and from Africa into a smooth hybrid style. The basic instrumentation consists of acoustic guitars, an

Overview

Lura was born in Lisbon of Cape Verdean parents, and her music is more reflective of the island nation that became independent in the year of her birth than it is of Portugal. On Eclipse, she mixes styles from her islands, from Europe, and from Africa into a smooth hybrid style. The basic instrumentation consists of acoustic guitars, an electric bass, and multiple percussion instruments, plus the occasional violin and accordion. There is a steady, complex rhythmic underpinning that never becomes heavy, but always supports the singer, who has an expressive, emotional contralto. Singing songs written by a variety of songwriters (she herself contributes to a single tune), she evokes various romantic situations and also paints a portrait of rural, poor, island life, with its farmers and fishermen and families. (The Portuguese lyrics are translated in the CD booklet of the North American release by Four Quarters Entertainment.) Musically, the album alternates rhythm numbers and ballads, but no matter the beats or the subject matter, things never get too furious or too slow. Eclipse is a varied and melodic collection of songs by a talented singer steeped in the tradition of her island heritage, yet alive to contemporary influences.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/2009
Label:
Four Quarters Ent
UPC:
0822545181323
catalogNumber:
1813
Rank:
168225

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lura   Primary Artist,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Guy N'Sangue   Bass Guitar
Moustapha Cisse   Percussion
Pedro Castro   Guitar
Régis Gizavo   Accordion
Toy Vieira   Harmonica,Piano,12-string Guitar,Hand Clapping,Ferrino
Francois Perchat   Cello
João Pina "Kako" Alves   Acoustic Guitar
Ademiro José "Miroca" Miranda   Percussion
Cau Paris   Percussion,Drums
Luigi Scialdone   Guitar
Armand Priftuli   Violin
Zamati Olyza   Background Vocals
Vânia Oliveira   Background Vocals
Vaiss   Acoustic Guitar
Thierry Fanfan   Bass Guitar
Telma Vieira   Background Vocals
Sasa Piedepalumbo   Accordion
Sandra Fidalgo   Background Vocals
Russo Figueiredo   Bass Guitar,Hand Clapping
Paulino Baptista Nunes De Pina   Percussion
Patricia Silveira   Background Vocals
Nelson Costa   Electric Guitar
Mucio Sa   Acoustic Guitar
Mario Marta   Background Vocals
Kim Le Oc Mach   Violin
Kaxuxa   Background Vocals
Juca Monteiro   Percussion
Jorge Pimpas   Percussion
Guillaume Singer   Violin
Frutuoso Nunes De Pina   Percussion
Djamila Roque   Background Vocals
Debora Assuncao   Background Vocals
Briscard   Electric Guitar
Beatriz Roque   Background Vocals
Antonio Fresa   Piano
Herve Brault   Electric Guitar
Toy Viera   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Piano,12-string Guitar,Hand Clapping,Cavaquinho
Ademiro "Miroca" Miranda   Percussion
Pedro Castro   Guitar
Aida Khann   Background Vocals
Giacomo Pedicino   Upright Bass
Francois Perchat   Cello

Technical Credits

Teofilo Chantre   Composer
Toy Vieira   Composer
Rene Cabral   Composer
Lura   Composer
Mario Lucio   Composer
Valdemiro Ferreira   Composer
Orlando Pantera   Composer
Michel Montrond   Composer
Edevaldo Figueiredo   Composer
B. Leza   Composer
Antonio "Kino" Cabral   Composer
Alfredo Gomes Monteiro   Composer
Toy Viera   Composer
Giacomo Pedicino   Composer,Programming

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