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Global Voices: Traditional, Sacred & Contemporary Vocal Music
     

Global Voices: Traditional, Sacred & Contemporary Vocal Music

 
In the 1990s, some of world music's most thoughtful compilations came from Music Of The World, a small label based in Chapel Hill, NC. This lavish three-CD box set unites a variety of vocal-based music from around the world and breaks it down into one category per CD: traditional, sacred and contemporary. The first two are closely connected -- all of the sacred or

Overview

In the 1990s, some of world music's most thoughtful compilations came from Music Of The World, a small label based in Chapel Hill, NC. This lavish three-CD box set unites a variety of vocal-based music from around the world and breaks it down into one category per CD: traditional, sacred and contemporary. The first two are closely connected -- all of the sacred or spiritual music heard on Disc Two is traditional rather than contemporary. Within each category, MOTW is quite broad-minded; the Traditional and Sacred discs, for example, boast artists with ties to India ({the Katnataka College of Percussion}), Colombia ({Maria Olga Pineros}), Laos ({Khamvong Insixiengmai}), Hungary ({Voces Equales}) and Africa ({Dumisani Maraire,} {Ainu Center Choir}). A cappella performances and tribal chanting abound on those discs, and when instruments are used, they're acoustic instruments. Meanwhile, the Contemporary disc becomes an eclectic survey of modern ethno-pop thanks to the inclusion of vocalists from Brazil ({Boca Livre}), Haiti ({Boukan Ginen}), Spain ({Mayte Martin}), Bulgaria (Folk Scat}), Greece ({Diaspora}) and the Congo ({Samba Ngo}). On the Contemporary disc, MOTW isn't nearly as slick as it could have been -- nothing as slick or high-tech as Algerian rai or Indian bangra is included. To say that the liner notes are thorough would be an understatement; MOTW includes a 52-page booklet that devotes at least half a page to each artist. For those who can afford to splurge on a three-CD set, =Global Voices= makes for consistently rewarding and unpredictable listening. ~ Alex Henderson , All-Music Guide

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Culled from the impressive catalog of this North Carolina-based independent label, GLOBAL VOICES's three CDs (labeled Traditional, Sacred, and Contemporary) delve into the riches of vocal music from around the world. The 43 tracks range from cowboy Don Walser's Texas yodel, Kiowa hymns, and Baul music from India to flamenco, jazzy Brazilian choro, and full-tilt gospel. Although the voice is the main focus, many tracks have instruments, and indeed nothing on this set is as simple as it seems: The mind-blowing selection by Tran Quang Hai combines a Vietnamese melody with overtone singing from Central Asia. It sounds like he's playing the answering melody on flute, but, amazingly, it's all voice. It's also a neat retrospective on this scrappy label, whose world music releases are dependably sophisticated and boast excellent sound quality.
All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In the 1990s, some of world music's most thoughtful compilations came from Music of the World, a small label based in Chapel Hill, NC. This lavish three-CD box set unites a variety of vocal-based music from around the world and breaks it down into one category per CD: traditional, sacred, and contemporary. The first two are closely connected -- all of the sacred or spiritual music heard on disc two is traditional rather than contemporary. Within each category, MOTW is quite broad-minded; the Traditional and Sacred discs, for example, boast artists with ties to India (the Katnataka College of Percussion), Colombia (Maria Olga Pineros), Laos (Khamvong Insixiengmai), Hungary (Voces Equales), and Africa (Dumisani Maraire, Ainu Center Choir). A cappella performances and tribal chanting abound on those discs, and when instruments are used, they're acoustic instruments. Meanwhile, the Contemporary disc becomes an eclectic survey of modern ethno-pop thanks to the inclusion of vocalists from Brazil (Boca Livre), Haiti (Boukan Ginen), Spain (Mayte Martin), Bulgaria (Folk Scat), Greece (Diaspora), and the Congo (Samba Ngo). On the Contemporary disc, MOTW isn't nearly as slick as it could have been -- nothing as high-tech as Algerian rai or Indian bangra is included. To say that the liner notes are thorough would be an understatement; MOTW includes a 52-page booklet that devotes at least half a page to each artist. For those who can afford to splurge on a three-CD set, Global Voices makes for consistently rewarding and unpredictable listening.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/1998
Label:
MUSIC OF THE WORLD
UPC:
0093785014928
catalogNumber:
149

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Gimble   Fiddle
Rustavi Choir   Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Day   Pedal Steel Guitar
Seleshe Demessae   Vocals,Krar
Dumisani Maraire   Vocals,Track Performer,Mbira
Dagar Brothers   Track Performer
Tran Quang Hai   Track Performer
Hassan Hakmoun   Vocals,Track Performer,Sintir
Larry Karush   Choir, Chorus
Bayram Bilge Toker   Vocals,Baglama,Track Performer
Cornel Pewewardy   Vocals,Track Performer
Don Walser   Track Performer
Rafa Michel   Mpungi
Ray Benson   Guitar
Joey Blake   Vocals
Edgardo Cambon   Vocals
Cindy Cashdollar   Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Tico Da Costa   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Floyd Domino   Piano
John Ely   Lap Steel Guitar
Calvin Johnson   Bass (Vocal)
Djimo Kouyate   Choir, Chorus
Mauricio Maestro   Bass (Vocal)
Chester Mahooty   Track Performer
T.A.S. Mani   Drums,Ensemble Director
M.A. Nagaraj   Ghatam
R.A. Ramamani   Vocals
Jason Roberts   Fiddle
David Sanger   Drums
T. Shashikumar   Vocals
Tim Smith   Choir, Chorus
Boukan Ginen   Track Performer
Boca Livre   Track Performer
Howard Kalish   Fiddle
Anatoli Kuular   Track Performer
K Raghavendra   Veena
T.N. Ramesh   Vocals
Melanie Rath   Vocals
M.V. Sampathkumar   Tambura
Dave Worm   Vocals
Skeeter Brandon   Organ,Vocals,Track Performer
Folk Scat   Track Performer
Peter Garcia & The Garcia Brothers   Vocals,Bells,Track Performer,Gourd Rattle
Deborah Coleman   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Sterling Jubilee Singers   Track Performer
Sam Johnson   Vocals
Ora Sittner   Track Performer
Marcelo Costa   Percussion
Martha Lorantos   Choir, Chorus
Nasir Zahiruddin Dagar   Vocals
Wasifuddin Dagar   Tamboura
James Makubuya   Choir, Chorus
Youval Micenmacher   Frame Drum
Laura Napruszewski   Choir, Chorus
Eje Onminyi   Percussion,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Nicolas Bearde   Vocals
Max Drake   Guitar
Russ Wilson   Drums
Richard Laguerre   Bass (Vocal)
Samba Ngo   Vocals,Kalimba,Track Performer
Bedy Eugene   Guitar
Ama McCann   Vocals
Tenores de Oniferi   Track Performer
Fernando Gama   Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar
Rhiannon Worm   Vocals
Rick Zygouras   Drums
Mushi Widmaier   Keyboards
George Yioldassis   Bouzouki,Oud
Sri Burna Das Baul   Bayan,Ektara
Srimati Manju Das   Harmonium
Thongxhio Manisone   Vocals
Bill Vlahos   Vocals
Mariana Vlaeva   Soprano (Vocal)
Moira Smiley   Vocals
Oga Uda   Percussion,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
N. Faiyazuddin   Vocals
Joe Serevi   Drums,Vocals
Felisa Otero   Tambourine
Kiril Todorov   Flute,Percussion,Baritone (Vocal)
Ainu Center Choir   Track Performer
Vancouver Fiji Boys   Track Performer
Voces Æquales   Track Performer
Zvonimir Croatian Choir   Track Performer
Diana Georgieva   Alto (Vocal)
Todor Gerdjikov   Tenor Saxophone
Antoaneta Krumova   Soprano (Vocal)
Zé Renato   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Vida   Track Performer
Chicuelo   Guitar,Palmas
Tim Alexander   Organ,Accordion,Concertina
Souleymane Faye   Guitar,Vocals
Mrs. Ruby Alexanader   Vocals
Stephanie Heidemann   Vocals
David Miller   Bass (Vocal)
Lourenco Baeta   Acoustic Guitar
Eric Liorzou   Guitar
Paula Mayembo   Vocals
G. Omkar   Morsing
Bernard Quillien   Bagpipes
Péter Bárány   Counter Tenor (Vocal)
John Alexander   Vocals
Dagar Wasif   Tamboura
Mayte Martin   Vocals,Palmas
Jackie Caleta   Vocals
Irena Cecic   Vocals
Jacque Corkey   Choir, Chorus
Jean E. Darvil   Background Vocals
Dino Kalindris   Acoustic Guitar
Spiro Kasses   Vocals
Ita Ogbaji   Percussion,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Owulo Ogbaji   Percussion,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
John Mavrogeorge   Bouzouki,Baglama
Dan Farrell   Drums,Vocals
Edward Hazelman   Drums,Vocals
Isireli Cama   Drums,Vocals
Isikeli Kili   Drums,Vocals
Lino Racumu   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Haddad   Producer,Liner Notes,Text

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